Police say 134 arrested in Katsina for kidnapping, killing, rustling

The police command in Katsina says it arrested no fewer than 134 suspected criminals in connection with various offences in October.

Police commissioner Aliyu Abubakar-Musa said this while briefing journalists on Wednesday in Katsina.

Mr Abubakar-Musa, who spoke through the command’s spokesman, ASP Abubakar Aliyu, said the suspects were arrested for alleged armed robbery, kidnapping, cattle rustling and culpable homicide. Others, he said, were arrested over alleged rape, possession of illicit drugs, intimidation, incitement and belonging to criminal gangs.

According to him, 72 out of the 75 cases reported across the state had been charged to court by the police.

The commissioner added that 23 kidnapped victims were rescued within the month, while one pistol, six rounds of live ammunition, and a motorcycle, among other items, were recovered.

Mr Abubakar-Musa urged the public to provide the police and other security agencies with timely and useful information to assist in arresting criminals anywhere in Katsina.