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Kano Police Arrest Notorious Thug, 7 Others Armed Robbery Gang

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Kano Police Arrest Notorious Thug, 7 Others Armed Robbery Gang

His gang members engaged in demanding one thousand Naira from each victim being trapped

Kano State– Men of the Kano State Police Command have arrested one Ibrahim Rabiu, widely known as “Janare,” a notorious thug who had been leading a gang of armed robbers and extortionists responsible for a reign of terror in various parts of the state.

Spokesperson of the command, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, December 15, 2023, said Janare, 27, of Kwanar Ungogo Quarters, Kano, was apprehended alongside seven members of his criminal gang.

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He said illicit drugs, dangerous weapons, unregistered motorcycles and other items were recovered during the operation carried out by Anti-Daba operatives.

“Janare, who is been identified as a terror leading a gang of over 200 youths has on the 9th of November 2023 coordinated criminal activities that included blocking the road between Kano to Katsina road and some areas around Kurna Quarters, and extorted money from several innocent individuals, motorist and also rob and vandalize people’s property,” the statement read.

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“According to some victims’ accounts, his gang members engaged in demanding one thousand Naira from each victim being trapped and seeking passage. Janare’s action caused much hardship and apprehension among the members of the public.

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“Janare’s arrest was by a dedicated team from Anti-Daba Operatives led by SP Hussaini Gimba during an intelligence-led operation alongside seven (7) of his gang members; (1) Aminu Adamu, ‘m’, A.K.A Danye aged 19 years of Bachirawa Quarters, (2) Halifa Bashir, ‘m’, A.K.A Dan Halifa aged 20 years of Kwanar Ungogo Quarters, (3) Jamilu Mas’udu A.K.A Mai Niger, ‘m’, aged 21 years of Kwanar Ungogo Quarters, (4) Abubakar Surajo A.K.A Halifa, ‘m’, aged 24 years of Bachirawa Quarters, (5) Ahmad Surajo A.K.A Dandolo, ‘m’, aged 22 years of Bachirawa Quarters, (6) Muftahu Surajo, ‘m’, aged 20 years of Bacchirawa Quarters, (7) Ibrahim Surajo, A.K.A Abba, ‘m’, aged 18 years of Bachirawa Quarters, Kano.

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Notorious Thug

“During the operation, the following exhibits were recovered: (1) Two (2) Unregistered Motorcycles, (2) Three (3) Papalow Swords, (3) Four (4) Cutlasses, (4) Five (5) Parcels of Dried leaves suspected to be Indian Hemp, (5) One Hundred and Thirty-five (135) pieces of exol tablets, (6) Ten (10) Sachets of Diazepam Tablets, One Hundred and Fifty (150) pieces of Rubber Solution,(Twenty-seven (27) potwin injection. The suspect will be charged in Court upon completion of the investigation.

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“The Commissioner of Police assures the public that the Command will remain committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all residents in Kano State. Reiteratively, we will not relent in our efforts to apprehend and bring to Justice those who seek to disrupt the peace and peaceful coexistence being enjoyed in the State.

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“Finally, the Commissioner of Police while appreciating the confidence and friendship gesture extended by the good people of the State to the Police Command, also thanked everyone for the prayers, understanding, continuous support, encouragement and cooperation.

“The CP further urged everyone to keep reporting any suspicious movement of which person(s) or item(s) they come across to the nearest Police Station or through any of the following emergency contact numbers: 08032419754, 08123821575, 09029292926.

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