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3 wanted over Emir's assasination bid

08 February 2013, 09:31

Kano - The Police Command in Kano State, has declared three persons wanted in connection with the recent attempt to assassinate the Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero, and series of armed robbery operations in the state.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Ibrahim Idris, made the announcement while briefing newsmen at the command's headquarters in Kano on Thursday.

He gave the names of the wanted persons as Na Allah, a shopkeeper at Sabon Gari Market implicated in the attack on the Emir and Babangida Salihu of Sauna Kawaji, a Jigawa State indigene, suspected of being the gang leader of armed robbers and an associate of Na Allah.

The third person, Adamu Safiyanu, also known as Adamsy of Kafur in Katsina State, was declared wanted in connection with the recovery of arms, ammunition and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) abandoned at Sauna Kawaji quarters.

The commissioner said that following a distress call, his men arrested one Hashimu Ado of Rimin Kebe Quarters and Mohammed Auwal of Dutsinma in Katsina State for conspiring with three other suspects to rob a supermarket at Jogana.

The commissioner said however, that before the arrival of policemen at the scene, members of the community had already lynched one of the suspects simply identified as Zailani of Wudil Town in Kano State, while the other three suspects escaped.

He said that during investigation, the arrested suspects “confessed that Babangida Salihu was the one who gave them weapons and directed them to where and when to go.”

He said the police had recovered three AK-47 rifles, five magazines, 69 rounds of live ammunition and two mobile handsets.

In a separate raid, the commissioner said his men had recovered “a bag carefully secured containing six AK-47 rifles, two assault rifles, a pistol, two IEDs, 723 of 5.6 live ammunitions and 152 of 7.6 live ammunition.”

Asked about investigation on the attack on the Emir, Idris said that more than four persons had been arrested, assuring that the details would soon be made public.

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