PRESS BRIEFING BY THE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, KEBBI STATE COMMAND, CP AHMED MAGAJI KONTAGORA, ON TUESDAY, 13TH DECEMBER, 2022.


PRESS BRIEFING BY THE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, KEBBI STATE COMMAND, CP AHMED MAGAJI KONTAGORA, AT THE STATE HEADQUARTERS, GWADANGAJI, ON TUESDAY, 13TH DECEMBER, 2022.

Senior Police Officers here present,

Gentlemen of the press,

Good Afternoon.

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Kebbi state Police Headquarters, for another press briefing. 

In its avowed commitment towards ensuring conducive atmosphere for socio-economic development, as well as the 2023 general elections, the Kebbi State Police Command under my watch had gallantly recorded another breakthrough in the fight against crimes and criminality as follows:

1. THEFT AND RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY: 

On the 20th  November, 2022 at about 0900hrs, the Manager, kebna ICT JAMB Centre, Zuru, one Dr. Michael Ezra Dikki, reported at the Divisional Police Headquarters, Zuru, that on the same date at about 0830hrs, he visited the centre where he discovered that, one Abubakar Ismail, the site manager, had stolen eighty three (83) pieces of HP laptops, belonging to the centre, took them to one Chukwudi P. Otutu ‘m’ of Otutu computer centre, Sokoto town, Sokoto state and sold each one at the cost of forty thousand naira (N40,000). 

On receipt of the complaint, a team of Policemen swung into action and succeeded in arresting the suspect and recovered seventy six (76) pieces of the said stolen laptops. Investigation is in progress and the suspect will be charged to court for prosecution.


2. CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY, ARMED ROBBERY AND KIDNAPPING: 

On the 20th November, 2022 at about 2030hrs, a gang of kidnappers invaded the residence of one Alh. Adamu ‘m’ of Laga village, Tsamiya District, Bagudo LGA, attacked and kidnapped him. On receipt of the information, a team of Policemen swiftly responded, pursued the kidnappers and engaged them to a gun duel. 

As a result, the victim was rescued unhurt and one of the suspects named Angulu was gunned down. Similarly, three (3) AK47 rifles, two (2) fabricated Dane Guns, one locally made pistol, forty seven (47) Ak47 live ammunition and seven (7) live cartridges were also recorded as exhibits. However, one Alti Abdullahi aka Altu ‘m’ of Sabon Gari village, Tsamiya District of Bagudo LGA, was also arrested in connection with the case. 

In the course of investigation, the suspect confessed to have committed the crime and mentioned his gang members, who are currently at large as follows: Dogo Bube, Chakari, Jabbi Daneri and Shehu Tambaya. 

The suspect further confessed to have been responsible for the kidnapping of one Alh. Ado ‘m’of Sanji village and Alh. Muhammadu ‘m’ of Tungar Gyado area of Sanji village all in Tsamiya District, Bagudo LGA and collected the sum of Three Million Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N3,500,000.00) as ransom. Investigation is ongoing with a view to arresting the fleeing gang members.

3. CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY AND KIDNAPPING: 

On 20th November 2022 at 1930hrs, number of unspecified kidnappers invaded Laga village Tsamiya, Bagudo LGA and attempted to kidnapped one Alhaji Adamu ‘m’ of Laga, they fired three shot at him but he was not hit, the vigilante succeeded and shot one among the unidentified kidnapper who died. His AK47 riffle with breach No. LZ09119 was recovered alongside twenty four round of live ammunition. Three empty shells of 7.62mm was also recovered at the scene of the incident. Investigation is ongoing with a view to arresting the fleeing gang members.


4. CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY AND KIDNAPPING: 

On 30th November 2022 at about 0630hrs, one Abubakar Abubakar ‘m’ aged 46yrs of Yartudu Tilli village, Bunza LGA, was kidnapped by an unknown armed men in his house. On receipt of the report, the Divisional Police Officer, Zogirma, swiftly led a combined team of Policemen and vigilante, pursued the suspects to Ladda forest and engaged them. 

Due to the high fire power of the combined forces, the kidnappers abandoned their victim and took to their heels with gun wound injuries. The victim has been rescued unhurt and has been reunited with his family after receiving medical attention at General Hospital, Bunza. Efforts are being intensified to arrest the culprits for prosecution accordingly.

5. CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY, ATTEMPTED KIDNAPPING AND ARMED BANDITS ATTACK: 

On 1/12/2022 at about 0825hrs, some unidentified suspected armed bandits were sighted at Mairairai farms, Bena District of Danko/Wasagu LGA. On receipt of the information, a combined team of Police mobile men stationed at Mairaiarai and Bena camps, Army personnel, vigilante and members of the Yansakai were instantly mobilized. On reaching the scene, they engaged the bandits into a gun duel, as a result of which they repelled the intended attack/kidnapping. Aggressive patrol has been intensified in the area to arrest the bandits who might have escaped with gun wound injuries.

6. CULPABLE HOMICIDE: 

On the 2nd December, 2022 at about 1900hrs, one Zara’u Sahabi ‘f’ aged 25yrs of Kwaku village, Kaoje District, Bagudo LGA, while in her room, used a wood and hit one Gadafi Nasiru ‘m’ aged 3yrs on his head. As a result, he died on the spot. On receipt of the report, a team of Policemen rushed to the scene and arrested the suspect. In the course of investigation, she confessed to the crime. The suspect will be charged to court after completion of investigation.


7. CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY AND KIDNAPPING: 

On 5th December, 2022 at about 0130, a gang of kidnappers, armed with dangerous weapons invaded the residence of one Abdullahi Garba ‘m’ of Kataru Village, Kwakware-Bakuwai District, attacked and kidnapped him. On receipt of the report, the Divisional Police Officer, Suru, swiftly mobilized his men and vigilante to the scene, pursued the hoodlums and succeeded in arresting one Shehu Abdu ‘m’ aged 20yrs and Mohammed Aliero Babuga ‘m’ aged 18yrs all of Rugan  Takalafiya village, Bakuwai District of Suru LGA. Efforts are being intensified to arrest the remaining gang members namely: Ali Dogo, Bello Chama and Manora all ‘m’ of the same address, who are still at large, for discreet investigation and prosecution accordingly.

8. CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY, ATTEMPTED KIDNAPPING AND ARMED BANDITS ATTACK: 

On 6th December, 2022 at about 0935hrs, some suspected yet unidentified armed bandits, stormed Mairairai village in Bena District of Danko/Wasagu LGA, in view of which, the 36pmf personnel stationed at Mairairai camp and vigilante from Bena,  rushed to the scene. 

As a result, the intended attack was successfully repelled. Consequently, on the same date at about 1140hrs, another set of suspected armed bandits resurfaced between Malekachi and Bakingulbi villages, Bena District in an attempt to strike again. 

On receipt of the information, the 36PMF personnel, Bena camp, conventional Policemen and vigilante immediately responded as a result of which another serious gun battle ensured. 

Due to the high fire power of the combined security forces, also the intended attack was instantly repelled. Meanwhile, area remains calm and aggressive patrol is being intensified by the combined team of security personnel with a view to curtail the incursion of the bandits into Kebbi State from neighboring states.  


In View of the above, I want to use this medium and send a sound warning to all criminally minded individuals in the state to either repent of their evil ways or relocate completely out of the state. Hence, the Police is poised to do everything possible to rid the state of criminals or make it un conducive for them to operate.

With reference to the forthcoming 2023 general elections, I want to also reiterate unequivocally that, as the Police and other security agencies respect the right of individuals for peaceful assembly, we would not fold our arms and watch thugs truncating the peace being enjoyed in the state which we are working to maintain assiduously.

Consequently, I want to advise thugs and their sponsors, to in their own interest, eschew violence, as the command under my watch, in its renewed vigor, is ever ready to keep them out of circulation in the state.

At this juncture, I want to call on the NURTW, NARTO and other road users to always ensure they emplace adequate safety measures in their vehicles and be conscious while driving, with a view to preventing road accidents, which usually result to lost of lives and property.

They are therefore advised to observe speed limit, avoid recklessness and be more careful while driving especially during the festive period.

Finally, I am appealing to the good people of Kebbi state to continue to support and cooperate with the Police and other security agencies by giving accurate and timely information for prompt response.

Thank you very much for your rapt attention and God bless.

CP. AHMED MAGAJI KONTAGORA,

COMMISSIONER OF POLICE,

KEBBI STATE COMMAND

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