Police Arrest Ward Head (Maiunguwa) Who Conspired With Terrorists, Killed Farmer
Kastina State Police Command have arrested a Ward Head who allegedly conspired with terrorists and killed a 35-year-old farmer, Yahaya Danbai, ‘M’, aged 35yrs at Gobirawa village, in Faskari LGA of Katsina state, on October 10, 2022, at his farmland.
The suspect, Mallam Surajo Madawaki, ‘M’, aged 50yrs hails from Gobirawa village, Faskari.
Below is details of the what transpired as provided by the Police in a press statement.
PRESS CONFERENCE BY SP GAMBO ISAH, PPRO, ON BEHALF OF THE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, KATSINA STATE COMMAND, CP SHEHU UMAR NADADA, psc, HELD ONE FRIDAY, 18TH NOVEMBER, 2022, AT THE COMMAND HEADQUATERS, KATSINA STATE
Good afternoon Gentlemen of the Press. It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Police Command Headquarters, Katsina, to update you with the recent achievements recorded in the ongoing fight against Terrorism, Kidnapping, Armed Robbery and other forms of crime and criminality in the state, under the leadership of CP Shehu Umar Nadada, psc, Commissioner of Police, Katsina state Command.
ARREST OF A WARD HEAD (MAIUNGUWA) WHO CONSPIRED WITH TERRORISTS AND KILLED A FARMER: On 19/10/2022 at about 0900hrs, a distress call was received that one Yahaya Danbai, ‘M’, aged 35yrs of Gobirawa village, Faskari LGA of Katsina state, was attacked by a suspected terrorist with AK 47 rifle, while working in his farmland at the outskirt of the village. The farmer summoned courage and overpowered his assailant, disarmed him and killed the terrorist. He took the recovered AK 47 rifle and went to the house of his Ward Head, (Maiunguwa), One Mallam Surajo Madawaki, ‘M’, aged 50yrs of Gobirawa village, Faskari. Subsequently, the Ward Head, instead of reporting the matter to the Police, he then called one Hamisu, a notorious terrorist and leader of the killed terrorist, reported the incident to him and handed over the recovered AK 47 rifle to him. Consequently, the terrorists’ gang leader Hamisu, mobilized his gang, surrounded the village, brought out the gallant farmer and killed him instantly.
Furthermore, the terrorists then placed a ten million-naira (N10,000,000:00K) ransom on the community for killing one of their members by the late farmer Yahaya Danbai or they will come back and kill everybody in the village. Since then the said Ward Head, Surajo Madawaki went into hiding, until when he was eventually arrested by a team of policemen. In the course of investigation, suspect confessed to the commission of the offence. Investigation is ongoing.
ARREST OF A NOTORIOUS INFORMANT AND ERRAND BOY OF A SYNDICATE OF TERRORISTS, TERRORIZING FASKARI LGA: On 05/11/2022 at about 1700hrs, the Command succeeded in arresting one Kamala Bishir, ‘M’, aged 19yrs of Yartsaku village, Tsafe LGA of Zamfara state, a suspected notorious informant and errand boy of syndicate of terrorists, terrorizing Faskari LGA of Katsina state. Nemesis caught up with the suspect, when he was accosted ridding on a Boxer motorcycle, red in colour, while on his way into the forest to deliver message to terrorists. In the course of investigation, suspect confessed to be an informant and errand boy of a notorious terrorist, one Hamisu, ‘M’, of Munhayen Daji, Zamfara state. He further confessed that the said motorcycle was bought to him by the said terrorists’ leader, for the purpose of running errand for him.
ARREST OF A SUSPECTED EX-STEP MOTHER THAT KILLED HER STEP SON BY THROWING HIM INTO A WELL: On 09/11/2022 at about 2200hrs, the succeeded in arresting one Maryam Habibu, ‘F’, aged 18yrs of Leko village, Danja LGA of Katsina state, an Ex-step mother, that killed her step son, one Jamilu Rabi’u, ‘M’, aged 4yrs of Illallawa village, Kafur LGA, by throwing the boy into a Well. The suspect went to the house of her ex-husband and lured the little boy into a nearby area and threw the deceased into a Well. In the course of investigation, suspect confessed to the commission of the offence. Investigation is ongoing.
ARREST OF A SUSPECTED KIDNAPPER AND INFORMANT TO TERRORISTS: On the 08/11/2022 at about 0800hrs, the command succeeded in arresting one Harisu Adamu, ‘M’ aged 35yrs of Gobirawa Jiba village, Danja LGA, a notorious suspected kidnapper and informant to bandits. The following victims; one (1) Falalu Dauda (2) Suleiman Ibrahim (3) Alh Mustapha Dauda (4) Ghali Halliru (5) Usman Hassan and (6) Alh Mustapha Dauda, jointly reported that about four (4) months ago, armed terrorists trespassed into their residences and kidnapped them to an unknown destination. In the course of investigation, the suspect was arrested. He confessed to the commission of the offences and stated that, has been receiving his own share of the proceeds of the kidnappings the recent one was the one hundred thousand (100,000.00) naira that he received as a result of the information he gave leading to the kidnapping of one of the victims. Investigation is ongoing.
ARREST OF THREE (3) SUSPECTED ARMED ROBBERS, CATTLE RUSTLERS, KIDNAPPERS AND BRIGANDS: On the 13/11/2022 at about 1600hrs, based on a tip-off, the command succeeded in arresting the trio of (1) Suleiman Haruna, ‘M’, aged 20yrs of Unguwar Ali Kere village, Faskari LGA (2) Musa Ibrahim, ‘M,’ aged 19yrs of Dungu village, Faskari LGA and (3) Abubakar Iliyasu, ‘M’, aged 19yrs of Unguwar Jirgi village, Tsafe LGA of Zamfara state. Nemesis caught up with the suspects when they were accosted at Yankara village by Police Patrol Team attached to Faskari Divisio. In the course of investigation, suspects confessed to be armed terrorists-bandits, under the camp of notorious terrorists’ gang leaders, Kachalla Bazamfare and Kachalla Ibrahim Na Bako camps operating in Katsina and Zamfara states. They further confessed to have participated in series of attacks leading to culpable homicides, kidnappings, cattle rustlings and armed robberies in villages such as Unguwar Goga, Unguwar Maijego among others within Faskari LGA and its environs. Investigation is ongoing.
ARREST OF A SUSPECTED NOTORIOUS ARMED ROBBER/MOTORVEHICLE SNATCHER: On the 2/11/2022 at about 2130hrs, the command succeeded in arresting one Mustapha Lawal alias “CHASKALE”, ‘M’, aged 27yrs of Dangaladima road, Daura town, Daura LGA, a suspected notorious armed robber/motor vehicle snatcher. Nemesis caught up with the suspect when he was accosted by men of the Anti – Kidnapping Unit at Maimujiya village, Niger Republic. In the course of investigation, suspect confessed to be a member of a notorious car snatching ring, headed by one Muhammed Lawal Ibrahim, alias “Abba Kala”, they specialize in breaking into dwelling houses, attacking and robbing them off of their motor vehicles. The suspect relocated to Niger Republic to evade arrest when he learnt that their syndicate was busted by the Police in the month of August, 2022, were about thirteen (13) motor vehicles were recovered. The suspect confessed to have participated in several armed robberies in Katsina metropolis. Investigation is ongoing.
ARREST OF A SUSPECTED PHIDOPHILE: On the 10/11/2022 at about 1000hrs, the following persons namely (1) Hussaina Rabe ‘f’ (2) Basira Umar ‘f’ (3) Khalid Ibrahim ‘f’ (4) Zainab Ibrahim ‘f’ all of Shargalle village, Dutsi LGA of Katsina state, jointly reported at Dutsi Division against one Umar Isah, ‘M’, aged 25yrs of Mashi LGA, a classroom teacher, that on different dates and time, the suspect took advantage of the age of their daughters (names withheld) and lured them into the school’s toilet and inserted his finger into their private parts. In the course of investigation, suspect confessed to the commission of the offence. Investigation is ongoing.
ARREST OF A SUSPECTED TERRORIST AND RECOVERY OF A RUSTLED COW: On 05/11/2022 at about 1300hrs, the Command succeeded in arresting Auwalu Tasi’u, aged 25yrs of Kadisau village, Faskari LGA, a suspected notorious terrorist-bandit, in possession of one Bull suspected to be rustled one. In the course of investigation, suspect confessed to have conspired with his gang and rustled animals from the neighborhood. He further stated that it was his own share of the loot. Investigation is ongoing.
SP GAMBO ISAH, ANIPR,
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER (PPRO),
FOR: COMMISSIONER OF POLICE,
KATSINA STATE COMMAND.