- Suspected kidnappers have killed a SARS operatives in Kwara state
- The suspects were arrested by the Kwara state police command, the commissioner of police in the state has said
- Also 233 cows and an AK 47 rifle were recovered from the suspects
Suspected kidnappers and robbers have killed an operative of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Machi Yusuf in Kwara state.
The state's commissioner of police, Lawan Ado, said Yusuf, a corporal was killed by the suspects who had escaped from Kwara state
Parading the suspects on Friday, February 16, Ado said they were involved in cattle rsutling.
He said, Abubakar Mohammed, SanniAbubakar, Sani Isa, AbubakarTuku, LawalAhmadu and Mohammed Jantu, rustled 233 cows while one AK47 rifle with six live ammunition were recovered from them.
Ado said the command received information on the movement of some cattle rustlers and kidnappers through intelligence sharing with the Mokwa police station in Niger state.
He said that on December 12, 2017, SARS operatives arrested the suspects and transferred them to the state for discreet investigation.
“Regrettably, Corporal Machi Yusuf, (Force No. 274148), lost his life during an exchange of gunfire with the kingpin of the gang, AdamuAbacha, who opened fire on the SARS operatives when they were trying to arrest him.
“He escaped into the bush. But while policemen were combing the bush, his dead body was found beside a shallow grave where he buried his AK 47 rifle," Ado said.
The commissioner of police also said that a report at the Yashkira police state revealed tha some unknown gunmen kidnapped one Alhaji Hassan Taiye at his mosque.
Ado said the culprits who who army uniforms were armed with AK 47 rifles.
They made away in a Toyota Corola after the victim’s guard was shot in the process.
However, the victim’s vehicle was later abandoned along the Yashkira/Kosubosu Road.
He said after an investigation, two suspects – Mohammed Yar(AKA RuaChumo) and Tambaya Abubakar– were arrested while three unregistered motorcycles were also recovered.
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NAIJ.com earlier reported that some herdsmen and about 200 cows have been rescued from Boko Haram insurgents in Borno.
The police claimed the insurgents had held the herdsmen hostage and demanded ransom for their release.
The police recovered one General Purpose Machine Gun and five round of ammunition from the insurgents.
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