Police arrest 4 suspected motorcycle snatchers, arms’ smuggler in Kebbi

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The Police Command in Kebbi has arrested four suspected motorcycle snatchers who have been terrorising Birnin Kebbi and Jega Local Government Areas of the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Nafi’u Abubakar, made this known in a statement made available to our correspondent in Birnin Kebbi on Friday.

“On Jan. 10 information received revealed that a specialised gang of motorcycle thieves had entered into Koko town in Koko/Besse Local Government Area of the state.

“On receiving the report, our Divisional Police Officer swiftly mobilised our men and were able to trail and successfully arrested four suspected motorcycle snatchers,” he said,

According to him, the suspects are Usman Sani, 27, and Bashir Usman, 27, all of Gwandu Local Government Area and Tukur Muhammad, 26, of Birnin Kebbi Local Government Area of the state,  as well as Yahaya Kabiru, 28, of Hegin Rama village of Gusau in Zamfara.

Abubakar added that the suspects confessed to have been responsible for motorcycle snatching in Birnin Kebbi and Jega Local Government Areas.

“Similarly, on Jan. 19,  while on patrol along Bena/ Mairairai Road in Danko/Wasagu LGA a team of Puff Adder policemen intercepted one Haruna Idris, 25, with a small black handbag.

“When it was searched, 107 of 7.62×39mm calibre of ammunition was found in his possession,” he explained.

Abubakar also added that the command’s CP, Adeleke Adeyinka-Bode, ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the state Criminal Investigation Department (CID for discreet investigation to unravel their modus operandi.

He said they would be prosecuted after the completion of the investigation.

“The Commissioner of Police calls on the good people of the state to continue to collaborate and cooperate with the police in providing accurate and timely information about the movements of suspicious persons in their domains,” the PPRO said. 

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