The Kano police command reported the arrest of a suspected kidnapper and cattle rustler in Karaye LGA, recovering 55 cows.
Police Commissioner Hussaini Gumel stated that the anti-kidnapping squad apprehended the suspect on February 4 around 5:40 p.m.
The individual, from Kaya village in Giwa LGA of Kaduna, was captured in Karaye LGA with 55 cows and six sheep.
The suspect admitted to fleeing the Maidaro bandits’ camp in Birnin Gwari LGA of Kaduna after a confrontation with a rival camp led by Boderi Isiya.
The suspect said his gang leader in Malumfashi LGA of Katsina and his assistant were killed during the fight, and he ran away with three AK-47 rifles and many cattle, preparing to settle in the forest of Gwarzo and Kareye LGAs.
He confessed to having participated, along with other camp members, in several kidnapping and cattle rustling cases in Kaduna, Katsina and Zamfara.
Mr Gumel said, “We have since launched a manhunt for the fleeing gang members.”
He assured the public of the police’s commitment to providing adequate security for citizens and encouraged residents to volunteer credible information that could aid in apprehending the fleeing suspects.