Police arrest five armed robbery suspects in Jigawa


Police in Jigawa State have busted two motorcycle robbery gangs who have been dispossessing the public of their belongings.

Spokesman of the command, DSP Lawan Shiisu Adam, confirmed the incident in a statement issued to newsmen.

He said the arrest followed the intensified efforts of the command to curb motorcycle robbery and other criminal activities in the state.

Saga Gist observed that motorcycle armed robbery had surged in some parts of the state resulting in death and injury of the owners.

He said suspects were arrested in two different operations in Ringim and Dutse local government.

“09/07/2023 at about 2000hrs a 24-year-old Ashiru Musa of Kyaran village Dutse LGA reported that his motorcycle was snatched by some criminals who have disguised as passengers.

“The cyclists forced him to stop, threatened him with knives, and robbed him of his red Boxer motorcycle with reg no. AYE 918 UP Ogun State,” he said.

Adam said on receipt of the report, the patrol team attached to Fanisau Division swiftly swung into action with the assistance of hunters and arrested 19-year-old Tijjani Haruna and 25-year-old Baballe Abdulrahman, both of Gyabiya Village Dutse LGA.

He added that the other three suspects, Ahmadu Audu, Shuaibu Bayeri, and Samaila Musa, were arrested in Ringim local government by police and local vigilantes following a tip-off.

He said during interrogation, the suspects confessed to having used the knives and cable to rob a motorcycle.

Suspects will be charged to court for prosecution upon completion of the investigation.

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