By JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
A 25-year old suspected, Ishaku Habu a.k.a Deta has been nabbed by police operatives in Saminaka axis of Lere Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
A statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Muhammed Jalige, dated Friday July 8, 2022, disclosed that the suspect was apprehended on Thursday July 7.
“Upon receipt of credible intelligence on suspected movement of illicit arms around Mariri Village, Saminaka, Lere LGA Kaduna State, the Commissioner of Police CP Yekini Ayoku psc(+),mni ordered an immediate security cordon of the area which yielded positive result with the arrest of a suspected armed bandit on July 7, 2022 at about 1800hrs.
“The tactical execution of this operation is in line with the directive of IGP Alkali Baba Usman psc (+),NPM, fdc of intelligence led police operation as well as community policing strategy geared towards nipping crimes in the bud,” it said.
According to the statement, preliminary investigations revealed the identity of the arrested suspect as one Ishaku Habu a.k.a Deta, 25yrs old of the same Mariri village.
“Recovered from him are the following items; one Ak47 rifle loaded with twenty nine (29) rounds of 7.62 X 39mm live ammunition and one mobile phone as he confessed to have been a member of Kidnapping and cattle rustling syndicate in the area.
“The Commissioner of Police while reiterating the directive of the IGP ordered for a meticulous investigation in a bid to arresting other members of the gang as well as recovering their operational logistics for prosecution.
“The CP equally called on the communities to redouble their current effort in providing actionable and result oriented intelligence such as this to assist the command and its sister agencies to minimize the current security challenges in the state,” it concluded.