Police arrest High profile criminal suspected to have been involved in the killing of its commander

The Police Command in Katsina State says it has arrested a 30-year-old bandit, suspected to be involved in the killing of Dutsinma Area Commander, ACP Aminu Umar.

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The late ACP Umar was ambushed and killed by bandits in a fierce gun duel on July 5, while leading a patrol team on their usual clearance operation of terrorrists in the area.

The police patrol team was overpowered by the bandits in a fierce gun encounter that eventually led to his death and that of another officer.

The spokesperson of the Command, ASP Aliyu Abubakar-Sadiq told newsmen in Katsina on Thursday, that the suspect, Sa’idu Yaro, also known as Sabon Jini, was arrested on Aug. 30.

The suspect hails from Tsaskiya village in Safana Local Government Area, Katsina State.

“The suspect has been on the command’s wanted list for series of offences, such as kidnapping, cattle rustling and other heinous crimes.

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