The Kano State Police Command on Tuesday said it had arrested 22 suspected kidnappers and armed bandits terrorising communities around the Falgore forest.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Rabiu Yusuf, said this while briefing journalists on the achievements of the command since he assumed duty in the state.
He said the suspects who had been operating around the Falgore and Gomo forests, were apprehended in the Doguwa and Sumaila local government areas of the state.
He said during the operations, the police arrested a wanted notorious kidnapper, Nasiru Tasi’u of Bakin Dajin Gomo in the Sumaila Local Government Area of the state.
Yusuf explained that while some of the suspects were arrested following tip-offs, others were nabbed during various raids on their dens.
The commissioner attributed the success recorded to the redeployment of all officers under the anti-kidnapping unit to the area to complement the efforts of the conventional police.
“The Rano Area Commander was directed to relocate his office to the most affected axis to ensure effective supervision of the men deployed, ‘’he added.
Yusuf said items recovered from the suspects included four fabricated AK47 rifles, nine motorcycles, two face masks, 96 cows, 33 sheep and one dog.
Others were 56 rounds of live ammunition, some quantity of drugs, two expended cartridges, two cell phones, a bow and arrow, axe and machete and N200, 000 cash.