Kaduna Security: Police Arrest Suspected Bandit, Recover AK-47 Rifle

A map showing Kaduna, a state in Nigeria's North-Central region.
Map showing Kaduna State


Operatives of the Kaduna State police command have arrested a suspected bandit in possession of an AK-47 rifle.

According to the Police spokesperson in the state, Mohammed Jalige, the suspect was arrested on Friday during a routine patrol along Kudaru forest in Saminaka, Lere Local Government Area.

The suspect was intercepted in a Volkswagen vehicle (Golf) green in colour with Reg.No.KAG 142 AA heading towards Kaduna.

The suspect with the AK-47 rifle


The security operatives noticed the suspicious disposition of the occupants of the said vehicle and tried to flag them down; they immediately parked some distance away and took to their heels into the forest.

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The Police Officers, however, engaged them in a shootout of which they succeeded in apprehending one Bello Abubakar and when the vehicle was searched, an AK47 rifle was found concealed in the car.

The police spokesman said the suspect is currently undergoing a thorough investigation and is giving useful information to the Police while concerted effort is ongoing with the view to apprehending the fleeing members of the gang to face the full wrath of the law.

The arrest of the suspect follows President Muhammadu Buhari’s vow that his administration will act firmly and decisively ‘‘against any and all persons fomenting or carrying out attacks on our Police Force and other security personnel.’’

The President also gave a shoot-at-sight order saying “anybody with AK-47 should be shot because AK-47 is supposed to be registered and it is only given to security officials.”

Police Repel Attack By Bandits On Zamfara Community, Recover Rifle And Ammunition

A google map of Zamfara, a state in the north-eastern region of the country.


The Zamfara State Police Command has repelled an attack on Yarkala village in Rawayya District of Bungudu Local Government Area by suspected armed bandits.

In a statement signed by the police spokesperson Mohammed Shehu an AK 47 Rifle and a Magazine containing 10 Rounds of live ammunition was recovered from the bandits.

“On 8th April, 2021 Police operatives attached to Operation Puff Adder deployed to Rawayya – Yarkala axis were alerted about the presence of a large number of armed bandits who were moving to Yarkala village on an attack mission. On receiving the distress, the operatives quickly mobilised and dislodged the bandits; as a result, they fled back to the forest with possible gunshot wounds.

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“In the course of mopping up the scene, an AK 47 Rifle with breech no. 1983NI2328 and a Magazine containing 10 Rounds of live ammunition belonging to one of the fleeing bandits was recovered and is now in Police custody,” the statement read in part.

Also on Friday, April 9, the Zamfara State Police Command in collaboration with the ministry for Security and Home Affairs have secured the unconditional release of 11 kidnapped victims abducted by a group of kidnappers and taken to a forest near Gobirawan Chali in Maru Local Government Area.

Some of the rescued victims


Ten out of the 11 kidnapped victims are natives of Kyakyaka, Tungar Haki and Gidan Ango villages of Gusau Local Government Area, while the other victim is from Kaduna state respectively.

The release of the kidnapped victims was part of the ongoing peace process enunciated by Governor Mohammed Bello Matawalle.

All the rescued victims have been debriefed by the Police and later handed over to the Commissioner for Security and Home Affairs who will reunite them with their families.

Investigation regarding the abduction of the victims has commenced and the outcome will be made public.

Police Arrest Runaway Mastermind Of CBN Governor’s Wife’s Kidnap

Police Arrest Runaway Mastermind Of CBN Governor's Wife's KidnapThe Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) has arrested one Umar Abubakar identified as the 10th gang member in the kidnap saga of the CBN Governor’s wife, Mrs Margaret Emefiele in September 2016.

According to a Police statement, Umar Abubakar aka Kiriwa was trailed and arrested in Minna, Niger State on December 9, 2016 “consequent upon several weeks of monitoring and actionable intelligence gathering coupled with collaborative efforts of public spirited members of the community”.

“Umar Abubakar, one of the arrow heads of the dare devil kidnapping gang led detectives to two (2) houses and three plots of empty land he purchased with the proceeds of his share of the ransom.

“The arrested kingpin confessed that he used three million naira (N3m), part of the ransom, to open a provision shop in Minna, Niger State which he was running with his wife.

“The original papers of the houses and plots of land have been recovered and registered as exhibits and the shop also sealed,” the Police stated.

The Police promised that with the assistance and the support of the people, it would ensure that no crime committed will go undetected and perpetrators apprehended for justice and closure to prevail in the court of law.

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris, reassured members of the public of the readiness of the Police under his leadership to deliver dedicated and quality policing services.

He further urged all citizens to be vigilant, provide useful information and report suspicious movements and activities to the Police for prompt response.

Nine suspects linked to the kidnap of the wife of the Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Mrs Margaret Emefiele, were paraded in the nation’s capital Abuja in October.

Those paraded were two serving and one dismissed soldier, Lance Corporal Musa Maidabra, Lance Corporal Edwin George, and Anthony Uduefe.

The others are Mohammed Abubakar, who was said to be the gang leader, Mohammed Musa, Mohammed Sule, Ibrahim Abdullahi, Aliyu Musa and Mohammed Yusuf.

The Police, in a statement, revealed that over 14-million-naira cash, three vehicles and one AK-47 magazine and two cartridges were recovered from the suspects.

Mrs Emiefele and three of her aides were kidnapped on September 29 at Oquneki hills along Benin-Agbor road, in Delta state, but were all rescued the following day unhurt.

The kidnappers had demanded for the sum of 100 million naira ransom.

Troops Intercept Boko Haram Terrorists At Brimari Borno State

Troops, Boko Haram, ambushTroops of 8 Task Force Division Nigerian Army on a fighting patrol along Monguno-Brimari road, Borno State, on Thursday intercepted a group of Boko Haram terorists suspected to be on a mission to loot logistics supplies in surrounding villages.

This is according to Acting Director Army Public Relations. Colonel Sani Usman.

“On sighting the patrol, the insurgents engaged the troops in a shootout that lasted for about 15 minutes before they were overpowered by the superior fire power of the patrol.

“In the encounter, 2 insurgents were neutralized,” he stated.

The troops recovered weapons including one Fabrique Nationale (FN) rifle loaded with a magazine containing 10 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition, one AK-47 rifle and three magazines from the terrorists.

Also recovered from the insurgents were two motorcycles, various drugs, wrappers and clothes.

Police Parade Suspected Kidnappers Of CBN Governor’s Wife

Police parade, Police ARREST, 419 syndicate, Police Arrest Kidnappers In KanoNine suspects linked to the kidnap of the wife of the Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Mrs Margret Emefiele, have been paraded in the nation’s capital Abuja.

Those paraded in connection with the crime are two serving and one dismissed soldiers, Lance Corporal Musa Maidabra, Lance Corporal Edwin George, and Anthony Uduefe.

The others are Mohammed Abubakar, who is said to be the gang leader, Mohammed Musa, Mohammed Sule, Ibrahim Abdullahi, Aliyu Musa and Mohammed Yusuf.

The Police, in a statement, revealed that over 14-million-naira cash, three vehicles and one AK-47 magazine and two cartridges were recovered from the suspects.

Mrs Emiefele and three of her aides were kidnapped on September 29 at Oquneki hills along Benin-Agbor road, in Delta state, but were all rescued the following day unhurt.

The kidnappers had demanded for the sum of 100 million naira ransom before they were smashed by the Police at 1.30 am by the Police while combing the forest around Agbor.

Troops Intercept Gunmen, Recover Ammunition In Katsina

Troops, NSCDC, KatsinaTroops of 35 Battalion, One Brigade of the Nigerian Army in a joint patrol with officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Katsina State, have killed a suspected cattle rustler and recovered weapons.

A statement by the Army spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman, revealed that the troops and the NSCDC, under the auspices of “Operation SHARAN DAJI”, carried out the operations along Tsambe-Fafare road in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State, northwest Nigeria.

“The operation was predicated on information received by well-meaning citizens that three gunmen were sighted on motorcycles.

“The team swung into action and pursued the suspected armed bandits towards Dumburu forest in Zamfara State.

“During an encounter, the team killed one of the suspected cattle rustlers and armed bandits while the other two escaped with gunshot wounds,” the statement read.

Colonel Usman said that the troops recovered an AK-47 rifle with registration number 1985PS6288, additional AK-47 rifle magazine and three rounds of 7.62mm (special) ammunition.

He hinted that another combined team arrested a notorious cattle rustler and armed bandit, Abubakar Mohammed, otherwise known as Gora with his accomplices, Anas Gora and Bello Sani, during special raids operations along Faskari-Sheme-Mairuwa road also in Katsina State.

The team recovered 49 cattle and 25 sheep from the group and handed them over to the police.

The recovered animals have been handed over to Faskari Local Government Area Council Secretary for handing over to the rightful owners.

Troops Smash Gunmen In Rivers State

Army, Troops, Rivers State, GunmenTroops of the Two Brigade of the Nigeria Army have raided gunmen hideout and and ended their activities along on a major highway in Rivers State.

A statement by the Brigade on Sunday noted that the group of gunmen operated Tai Local Government Area (LGA) of the state in south-south Nigeria.

The attackers were said to have shot sporadically and harassed innocent motorists.

The Army officials promptly intervened by engaging the gunmen, killing two of them and thereafter, re-opened the road.

Items recovered from the group during the operation include: an AK 47 rifle, one FN rifle, a G3 rifle and three Dane guns.

Also recovered were two AK 47 magazines, an FN magazine, two G3 magazines, a saw and 180 rounds of assorted ammunition.

While some of the gunmen escaped with gunshot wounds on Saturday, the Army asked residents to report anyone suspected to be having gunshot wounds to the nearest security agencies.

They urged the people to go about their lawful activities, saying normalcy had been restored in Tai LGA.

The Brigade reminded the populace to continue to provide security agencies with useful information to combat crime.

Troops Rescue 275 Boko Haram Hostages In Borno

Troops - Boko Haram - Borno Troops have rescued 275 persons held hostage by the Boko Haram terrorists during a mop-up operation in Borno State, northeast Nigeria.

The troops of 152 Task Force Battalion in conjunction with troops of Sector 1 of Multinational Joint Task Force made the feat during a clearance operation in suspected hideouts of the dreaded terrorists.

A statement by the Acting Director of the Nigerian Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman, said that one of the rescued persons gave birth to a baby boy shortly after their liberation. He said that both mother and child were doing fine.

According to the statement, the soldiers cleared terrorists in Madawaya, Jere, Kardile, Koujili, Ngenere and Maksamari, as well as Douse, Bembem, Zombulum and Taraji villages while they recovered several vehicles and motorcycles.

In addition, the troops recovered an AK-47 rifle, four fully loaded magazines with 7.62mm ammunition, two power generating sets, welding machines, assorted batteries and solar panels.

The gallant soldiers also recovered drums of beans and other grains as well as bandolier while they discovered and destroyed an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) – making factory at Bula Umara.

The troops have continued with their clearance operations to other suspected hideouts of the Boko Haram sects in their areas of operations.

Police Kill Robbery Suspects, Recover Ransom In Adamawa

Adamawa PoliceMen of the Adamawa State Police Command have gunned down three suspected armed robbers who have been terrorising people in Mayo-Belwa LGA and Zuma in Hong Local government Area (LGA) of the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the command, DSP Othman Abubakar, disclosed this to reporters at the Police Headquarters in Yola, the Adamawa State capital in northeast Nigeria.

He said that the nabbing of the robbers was as a result of the combined effort of the command and one popular Alhaji Ali Kwara, who assisted the Police in tracking the suspects.

Eight AK-47 rifles, one machine gun, 14 magazines and several rounds of ammunition were recovered from the robbers.

Also recovered from the armed robbery suspects were some Nigerian and foreign currency notes from Central African Republic.

In another development, the Police spokesman revealed that they were able to arrest a group of kidnappers who kidnapped three sons of one Alhaji Grema two weeks earlier in Mayo-Ranehu village of Hong LGA in Adamawa State.

He explained that the victim paid a ransom of one million Naira out of the two million Naira demanded by the kidnappers.

Abubakar added that the man was about giving the gang another 500,000 Naira when the Police intercepted and arrested the suspected criminals.

He said the 500,000 Naira was recovered and returned to Alhaji Germa while the suspects were kept in Police custody and would be charged to court soon.

Kano Police Parade Suspected Cattle Rustlers


KanoIt has been operation war against cattle rustlers in Kano State and the Emir of Kano, the Governor and the State Commissioner of Police seem all united on this matter.

About 78 suspected cattle rustlers are in the Police custody and are being quizzed on the whereabouts of their colleagues.

The Kano State Police Command has also recovered 818 cows from the suspected cattle rustlers.

Parading the suspects to the State Governor and the Emir of Kano on Sunday, the Police Commissioner, Musa Katsina, said that a leader of the syndicate was killed during an encounter, as few policemen also sustained minor gun shot injuries.

Channels Television’s correspondent in Kano, Idris Jibrin, reported that the State Government had set up a committee to liaise with the Police in handing over the cows to the original owners.

In their battle against the cattle rustlers, the Police recovered additional 87 sheep, three AK 47 rifle, 22 ammunition, one English single-barrel rifle, one pump-action rifle, two English pistols as well as large quantity of drugs.

Disturbed by the increasing cases of cattle rustling, the State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, said that Government would continue to support the Police in their attempt to root out all criminals in the state and environs.

Mr. Ganduje further said that no one convicted for cattle rustling, armed robbery or other related criminal activities would go free.

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, also called for speedy execution of the suspects.

Emir Sanusi warned that the State Government, The Emirate Council, Police and all other relevant security agencies should continue to gang up against cattle rustling and any other form of criminal activities in the state.

“These people are supposed to be executed in accordance with the Islamic laws because they killed, they raped and robbed people of their cattle and other valuable items.

“I therefore call on courts to do the right things and in accordance with the law,” he said.

The Emir also urged residents to continue to cooperate with all security agencies by reporting any suspicious individual to either the Police, village heads or community based organizations for immediate actions.

Kaduna Police Recover 20 Stolen Vehicles, Arrests 12 Suspects

kaduna policeThe Police in Kaduna State, North West Nigeria, has recovered 20 assorted stolen vehicles from suspected robbers in the last couple of weeks.

The State Commissioner of Police, Umar Shehu, disclosed this while parading the suspects and the stolen cars before newsmen at the Zaria Area Police Command.

The Police Commissioner disclosed that the stolen vehicles were recovered from the snatchers at different locations over a period of time.

He said that the Command’s robust intelligence gathering paid off due to diligent investigation, leading to the recovery of the assorted cars snatched from the owners at gun point from different locations in Minna, Kano, Kontangora, Maiduguri, Abuja and Kaduna.

The suspects were able to take the Police to some of the places where they sold the stolen vehicles, as both the snatchers and dealers are now in police custody, and would be charged to court for stealing and criminal conspiracy, as soon as investigations are over.

Some of the recovered vehicles include three Honda Civic, one BMW, four Toyota Corolla, Volkswagen Golf, Toyota Avensis, Toyota Pontiac, Toyota Camry, two Honda Accord cars (E.O.D), among others.

The Police boss added that an AK 47 rifle, and some locally made guns, live cartridges, currencies of various denominations, car theft jammers and SIM cards were also recovered from the suspects.

The robbers were said to have been terrorizing commuters along the Kaduna-Kano road, Kaduna- Abuja road, Abuja-Minna road, amongst others.

While appealing to members of the public to collaborate with the Police in its effort to rid Kaduna State and its environs off criminals, Mr Shehu said efforts are being made to arrest other suspects that are still on the run, while he also declared total war on criminals.

Even with the pressing charges by the Police against them, the suspects still claimed innocent of the allegations.

Meanwhile, two suspects were arrested for different offences ranging from drug peddling and armed robbery. The drugs suspects were caught with bags of Indian hemp and cocaine.

Troops Uncover Boko Haram Female Wing Members

Boko Haram WomenThe military hierarchy, on Friday, told newsmen that it has arrested three suspected female terrorists who it says have been secretly recruiting ladies into the female wing of the Boko Haram sect.

The suspects, Hafsat Usman Bako, Zainab Idris and Aisha Abubakar, were said to have been intercepted while travelling to Madagali, Adamawa State from where they were to transit to the forest to reunite with their cohorts.

Investigations carried out by the military revealed that the suspects, led by Hafsat Bako, were on their way to recruit members into the female wing, as well as conduct espionage for the group.

According to the military, Hafsat’s link with the terrorists group had earlier been a subject of investigation in 2012, when security agents on a man-hunt for one Usman Bako, her husband, who was identified as a terrorist, stormed their residence in Jimeta.

This is said to have resulted in the discovery of an AK 47 rifle and 2 loaded magazines.

Before the arrest of the trio suspects, the women were hiring ladies especially widows and young girls by enticing them with male suitors who are mainly members of their terror group.

The military says it has continued to make good progress in the war against terror.