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Photos: Police Bust Armed Robbery, Car Snatching Syndicates In Kano, Recovers Arms, Vehicles, Charms

The Kano State Police Command have arrested a total of 13 members of armed robbery syndicates that specializes in car/motorcycle snatching

A statement signed by the command’s spokesperson, DSP. Magaji Musa Majia Agaji said as clampdown on all forms of crime and criminality in the State thrives on, criminal hideouts will continue to be raided with a view to liberating the State and keeping the hoodlums at bay. Read below.

“Two members of armed robbery syndicate namely Yusuf Umar, 30, old of Tokarawa Village and Amadu Mohammed 33yrs of Kankan Village both in Gezawa LGA were arrested at Tokarawa Qtrs Kano while on robbery operation. 1 locally made assault rifle, 1 revolver pistol, 4 rounds of live ammunition, a set of military-like uniform, 1 cutlass, 2 motorcycles and their operational vehicle Golf III with registration No. AX 571 KMC painted taxi colour were recovered.

The suspects confessed to belong to a 6 man syndicate that has been operating and terrorizing people in Gezawa LGA, blocking GGSS Jogana Junction along Kano/Ringim/Hadejia Road. Also arrested during investigation is one Murtala Adamu of Aujarawar Alkali in Gezawa LGA, an Auto-Mechanic who leeks information to the gang on victims to be attacked especially when he sights valuables while invited for mechanical repairs at home. Investigation is in progress to arrest the fleeing members of the gang.

With active implementation of Community based Policing, our operatives were hinted on the rising movement of strange and suspicious movement of people in Gaida Qtrs Kano, and on Sunday 2nd July, 2017 a hideout of very notorious syndicate of armed robbers who specializes in car/motorcycle snatching was raided. Six members of the syndicate were arrested on the spot, one Golf wagon motor vehicle and three motorcycles were recovered from them. They led detectives to the arrest of 3 other persons who receive, purchase and dispose the stolen items from them. Five motorcycles and one master key were also recovered from them. All the suspects confessed to the commission of the offences and stated that they usually operate along Madobi/Zaria/Kaduna highway, snatching vehicles and other valuables belonging to innocent road users.

Another syndicate was busted at Hotoro Qtrs in which 2 suspected armed robbers who snatched a Sienna motor vehicle at gun point on 29/6/2017 were arrested. In the Course of investigation, the said Sienna and one Volkswagen Golf III Car were recovered from them. The suspects confessed to the crime. Manhunt of the fleeing members of the syndicate is ongoing. The owner of the recovered Sienna M/V has been identified after presenting all required documents and it will be handed over to him in your presence.

Yahaya Usman of Malali Qtrs Kaduna State, a professional car thief was also arrested with a black Honda Civic that was snatched from the owner. Investigation is in progress.


1. No. of Suspect Arrested 13
2. No. of Arms Recovered 8
3. No. of Motor vehicles Recovered 4
4.No. of  Motorcycles ,, 5
5. No. of Ammunition ,, 22
6. A set of Army-like uniform
7. Charms, Cars and Motorcycles  Plate Nos.

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