Kaduna State Police Command on Wednesday paraded 200 suspected Bandits, and 20 armed robbers who over time has made life terrible for the good people of Kaduna state and environs.
Among those paraded were the prime suspect in the murder of Air Vice Marshal Maisaka (retd), and suspected bandits who allegedly killed over 15 persons at different times.
The State Commissioner of Police, Mudasiru Abdullahi who paraded the suspects at the Command’s Headquarters said that, 18 AK47 Rifles, 2000 Live Ammunitions of different Caliber, 11 Pump Action Guns, 10 Locally Fabricated Pistols, 140 Shotgun 12-Guage Cartridges, 7 Motor Vehicles of different brand and 9 Motorcycles were recovered from the suspects arrested between January and March 2022.
The CP who was represented by the Command’s Spokesman, ASP Muhammad Jalige stressed that the relative serene security atmosphere in the state was as a result of the strategic and tactical deployment of the special units of the force, undercover Operatives, conventional Police personnel as well as the purposeful synergy within the security architecture in the state.
He said, “The sum of these approaches resulted in the successes we are showcasing today.”
According to the CP, “It is pertinent that we often have an interface with you in a bit to showcasing our achievements in the fight against armed banditry, kidnapping and other sundry crimes to the public. These accomplishments are not without the assurances of your unalloyed support and commitment towards discharging our statutory responsibility thus, we seek for a robust Police Public Partnership in the continuous fight against criminal elements as the quest of securing the society is everybody’s business.
“The Kaduna Command during the period under review is not unmindful of the security challenges bedeviling the State amongst which are banditry, kidnappings, armed robbery and farmers/herders clashes just to mention but a few. However, remarkable efforts were not spared in addressing the situation which culminates into the relative peace currently being enjoyed by law abiding citizens in the State.
“It is worthy to note that, amid the period CP Mudassiru Abdullahi assumes office few months ago, Kaduna State was witnessing some daunting security challenges. Notwithstanding, having support from the Inspector General of Police IGP Alkali Baba Usman psc(+) NPM fdc in terms of manpower and logistics as well as the unwavering assistance from the State Government, the Command took some decisive approaches in tackling these challenges which were immediate cum result oriented that ushered in a high level of calmness in our communities.
“The relative serene security atmosphere in the state is as a result of the strategic and tactical deployment of the special units of the force, undercover Operatives, conventional Police personnel as well as the purposeful synergy within the security architecture in the state. The sum of these approaches resulted in the successes we are showcasing today with the arrest of over 200 Armed Bandits, 20 Armed Robbery Suspects and the Recovery of 18 AK47 Rifles, 2000 Live Ammunitions of different Caliber, 11 Pump Action Guns, 10 Locally Fabricated Pistols, 140 Shotgun 12-Guage Cartridges, 7 Motor Vehicles of different brand and 9 Motorcycles.
“Let it be on record that the relentless efforts of the Command in investigating the Culpable Homicide case involving late Air Vice Marshal Mohammed Musa Umar Maisaka of No. A27 Makarfi road Rigasa, Kaduna, who was assassinated on the 8th November, 2021 at the above address has yielded a positive result with the arrest of the principal suspect Muhammed Muhammed Giwa. The said suspect confessed that he and his cohorts had extorted money, at different times and running into millions of Naira, from the victim on several occasion by threatening to kill him if he fails to meet up with their demands.
“All the suspects being paraded here are currently in various stages of investigation and will be charged to court on completion of investigation,” he said.