Police smash notorious armed robbery syndicate in Katsina after gun duel


The Katsina State Police Command on Tuesday, arrested two members of a notorious armed robbery syndicate terrorizing Katsina metropolitan area.

Spokesman of the command, SP Isah Gambo, who disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, October 22, said that nemesis caught up with the hoodlums when they attacked residents of Sabon Dawa Quarters.

“The Katsina State Police Command under the leadership of CP Sanusi Buba, psc, has yet recorded another tremendous achievement in the fight against crime and criminality in the state. On 16/10/2019 at about 21:30hrs, Operatives attached to Sabon Gari Division, Katsina Metropolitan area responded to a distress call, with the report that armed robbers had attacked residents of Sabon Dawa Quarters, Katsina. The team arrived timely, engaged and chased the hoodlums into a nearby garden. The team succeeded in arresting the following members of the gang and recovered one fabricated Barreta Pistol” he said.

He named the suspects as Isah Ibrahim, 30yrs of Tudun Yan Lihida Quarters Katsina and Lawal Bilal, 25, of Kofar Marusa Quarters, Katsina.

“In the course of the investigation, the suspects confessed to the crime and mentioned two others who are presently at large to be their accomplices. The investigation is ongoing” he added.