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Police arrest six crime suspects in Kaduna, recover stolen vehicles

The Kaduna state police command says its operatives have arrested six suspects for committing various crimes.

In a statement on Sunday, Mansir Hassan, the command’s spokesperson, said while conducting a routine patrol near the Agoro Level Crossing area, a team from the Tudun Wada division in Zaria, intercepted a suspect identified as Babangida Sani from Faskari LGA.

He said the suspect was traveling from Jos to Faskari and had boarded a commercial motorcycle en route the Flyover Garage.

“During the search, the officers discovered an AK-47 rifle in the suspect’s possession,” the statement reads.

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“The motorcycle’s driver, upon witnessing the search, fled the scene but was promptly arrested and taken into custody by the officers.”

Hassan said on Tuesday, the anti-car theft unit of the command’s criminal investigation department recovered two abandoned Toyota vehicles.

He said the following day, a white Toyota Hilux van which was reported stolen from Karji junction, was also recovered at Yazid Hotel on Ali Akilu Road, Kaduna.

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“Further investigations led to the arrest of three suspects: Sa’ad Abdullahi, Salihu Musa, and Usman Zubairu Ganu, all from Zamfara State,” the statement also reads.

“They were found in possession of two additional vehicles, a Honda Accord (Reg No: RBC 143 MQ) and a Mercedes Benz (Reg No: BKD 137 SB), also suspected to be stolen.”

The spokesperson said on Wednesday, the millennium city division received a report of three armed men on a motorcycle seen heading through a known bandits’ route towards the eastern bypass.

He said the men were suspected to be carrying concealed rifles.

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“Acting swiftly on this information, the DPO mobilized a combined team of police patrol officers, a military strike force, and local vigilantes,” Hassan said.

“An ambush was set at strategic locations, leading to the interception of the suspects near Kakura 2 Village along Umar Musa Yar’Adua Way.

“Two of the suspects managed to escape, but the motorcycle rider, identified as Buhari Madaki, 26, was captured along with his red Jincheng motorcycle.

“Upon questioning, Madaki was unable to provide a satisfactory explanation for taking the dangerous route late at night.”

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Hassan said Ali Dabigi, the state commissioner of police, has assured the public that the command remains committed to maintaining safety and security within the state.

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