Police kill 3 Senegalese cattle rustlers in Kano
It was end of the road for three Senegalese cow
thieves, identified by police as Umar Dogo Ndaiye, Datti
Umar Rodi and Mammadu Dogo, after a gun duel with
security forces at Falgore forest yesterday.
The Commissioner of Police, Muhammad Musa Katsina,
while parading 74 rustlers, along with 818 cows and 87
sheep, said: “Umaru Dogo Ndaiye, a Senegalese national,
was gunned down when he engaged our men in a gun
battle at Falgore forest by Gazobi village.
He later gave up the ghost while receiving treatment in
The commissioner also said the other two deceased lost
their lives in the cause of the gun battle with police.
He said some of the suspects were nabbed, clad in
police and army camouflage which they used to
intimidate and rob Fulani herdsmen
“A revolver pistol and 224 cattle were recovered from the
notorious kingpin, while four other members of his gang
were arrested,’’ he said.
Katsina stated that during the month-long special
operation at Falgore forest and environs, the police also
recovered 42 AK 47 rifles and 28 live cartridges.
The police commissioner, who paraded the suspects and
recovered livestock before the state governor, Abdullahi
Umar Ganduje, and Emir of Kano, His Highness,
Muhammad Sanusi II at
Kwanar Dawaki in Dawaki Kudu Local Government Area
of the state, said a police officer who was injured during
the operation had recovered.
Ganduje in his speech, described the activities of rustlers
“This is happening as we are yet to recover from the
menace of insurgency, but now another frightening
dimension of crime has resurfaced, which is alarming,”
the governor said.