The operatives of the Joint Special Anti-Robbery Squard, SARS, from Kano and Katsina Commands, have arrested two dismissed soldiers while trying to cross to Niger Republic.
In a Press Conference in Kano State, on Thursday, the spokesman of the command, Magaji Majiya, said the suspects, wearing “full camouflage”, were nabbed following a tip off.
According to Mr Majiya, the suspects, Abubakar Ibrahim, a resident of Kurmin Mashi, Kaduna state and Jaduwa Thelma of Askira Uba Local Government, Borno state, were arrested with a brand new unregistered Ford Hilux vehicle with navy blue paint.
He added that the suspects were alleged to have attacked the vehicle owner in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, adding that they met their waterloo through prompt dissemination of information.
“During interrogation, the suspects confessed to be dismissed soldiers who deserted from the service when posted to Baga on operation Lafiya Dole and took to crime.
“The principal suspect, Abu Soja is a notorious armed robber who was declared wanted by IGP Special Tactical Squad, STS, SARS Rivers Command and have a pending robbery case at SCIID Bompai Kano.
“This crackdown operation followed the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim K. Idris’s commitment towards training and retraining of personnel, sharing of information and synergy with sister security agencies for successful fight against all forms of crimes and criminal activities across the country,” Mr Majiya pointed out.
The spokesman added that the commissioner of Police Kano State Command, CP Rabiu Yusuf, had also commended them for working together towards this successful operation.
He however stated that investigation is in progress and the suspects would be charged to court as soon as it is completed.