Press Release

PRESS BRIEFING BY CP SALISU FAGGE ABDULLAHI, THE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE SOKOTO STATE COMMAND

Members of the press, I welcome you all to Sokoto State Police Command today Monday 8th June, 2015. As part of discharging statutory responsibilities of protecting life and properties, I am happy to give you this brief on the successes recorded by the Sokoto State Command in the past three months.

ARMED ROBBERY
If you recall that on 28th June , 2014, the Sokoto state police command, in a press conference, reported that, one notorious arm robber by name Abdullahi Mamman was arrested and paraded to you for carrying out a dastardly act on a village called Malagam in Tangaza local Government area of the state. He committed the arm robbery together with members of his armed syndicate. One Ladan Mohammed, a villager was killed in the attack.

A man-hunt for the remaining armed syndicate started last year and it paid up on the 4th of June, 2015 when the syndicate struck again at Gidan-Daji village, Acida district of Wurno local Government. During the attack, policemen and members of the public swooped on the armed robbers. One of them was killed in a gun duel while the leader of the gang by name Yanta Garba was arrested. He is assisting the police to effect the arrest of other fleeing members. As a result, two other members of his gang namely Bami Shehu and Shehu Abdullahi (alias Dan-Illela) who is the armourer of the gang, were arrested.

EXHIBITS RECOVERED
1. A rifle with 22mm calibre of ammunition.
2. Three (3) rounds of live ammunition
3. Cutlass and stick
4. Two (2) of cutlass sheath

Investigation further revealed that the same syndicate was responsible for various armed robbery that took place in Rabah, Gwadabawa and Kware local governments in the state.

CAR THEFT
On the 4th of may, 2015 at about 1600hrs, a gang of thieves who specialize in removing vehicles from park was smashed. The members of the gang are Uche Okpara and Ndubuisi Okafor who hailed from Delta state of Nigeria and reside at Diplomat area of Sokoto. The duo removed a Toyota Camry with registration number JR394KJA from where it was parked by its owner. They took the vehicle to Asaba in Delta state where they were arrested through intelligence gathering.
On interrogation they claimed that the master keys they used in all their operations were provided by one Nasiru Mijinyawa, presently a member of Sokoto State Marshal Agency. All the suspects are in custody and will soon be arraigned in court.

ARMED ROBBERY
On Friday 5th of June 2015, a distress call was received that a group of miscreants were unleashing terror on some innocent people along Rijiya area of the Sokoto metropolis. It was alleged that the robbers attacked a notable dealer of exotic handsets and its accessories. In the attack, two persons were fatally injured and dispossessed of their hand sets. One of the suspects was arrested through information. The suspect gave his name as Jamilu Ahmed (alias Ciwo). He assisted the police in the arrest of four other members of the armed robbery group namely Kasimu Abubakar (alias Timaya), Muddasiru Umar (alias Black), Ibrahim abdullahi and Tsalha Ibrahim (alias Dansharri). Other four members of the gang are still at large. This group confessed to various violent crimes as some of them have been going and coming out of prison for various violent crimes.

EXHIBITS RECOVERED.
1. Gionee p3 handset
2. Two sim cards
3. One long spike headed sword popularly called gario.

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