CAR SNATCHING SYNDICATES BUSTED IN KANO

Alleged Car Robbers

The Special Team constituted by the Kano Police boss, CP Rabiu Yusuf, has recorded success in disrupting the operations of car snatchers and armed robbers.

The team, last week-end busted two more syndicate of sophisticated criminals including one which comprises of Hassan Mohammed a.k.a Lado Maishayi of Mafitar Sarki Hadejia town and Haruna Umar a.k.a Daduwalle of Fateka Village Malamadori LGA all in Jigawa State. The duo together with others at large specializes in blocking Kano/Gumel, Kano/Hadejia roads using weapons including guns to rob victims plying the roads and dispossess them off their valuables and motor vehicles.

The culprits confessed to have snatched a motor vehicles belonging to a staff of World Health Organization (WHO) and other heinous operations.

One locally made gun rifle was recovered from them while investigation continues.

Simikarly another syndicate of five men (1) Adamu Musa a.k.a Ado Maihoto of Danni Village Minjibir LGA (2) Najib Sani of Kwallam Village Taura LGA, Jigawa state. (3) Masa’udu Nura of Gidan Alhaji Lawan Maimagani Layin Dan Kwatano Funtua town Katsina State. (4) Musa Shu’aibu alias Soja of Gidan Baba Tela, sheshe Qtrs Kano Municipal LGA, and (5) Abdullahi Salmanu alias DPO of Burum-Burum Village, Tudun Wada LGA.

The gang specializes in posing as travelers, hire a motor vehicle especially Golf Wagon or Sharon to a long distance Journey to and fro e.g from Kano to Gombe, Kaduna to Zamfara or Katsina etc. when an unsuspecting driver carries them, they would drug him with valium 5 to induce him to fall asleep. As soon as he gets sleepy they will then use the opportunity to park the vehicle, push the driver down and zoom off with the vehicle.

Drugging and other con moves are their measures of operation to dispossess innocent victim of their vehicles.

The suspects confessed to the crime while investigation is in progress to recover more stolen vehicles they mentioned. So far, one Golf Wagon and some quantity of valium 5 were recovered from them.

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