Police have paraded one Abubakar Musa Burumburum, 27, who was found in possession of two AK47 rifles by operatives of Operation Puff Adder in Kano.
The police said the suspect popularly called ‘’Likita’’ along the Birnin Gwari axis mostly carried his nefarious activities in Kaduna, Kano and other parts of the northern states.
Spokesman of Kano Police Command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, told Solacebase on Sunday that the suspect was arrested about two weeks ago based on information by the general public and has been undergoing investigation.
While answering questions from DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, in a 6 minutes 25 seconds video clip, Burumburum, a father of six children from Tudun Wada Local Government Area of Kano State, confessed to being a cattle-rustler who engaged in kidnapping twice.
According to the suspect the weapons – two AK 47 rifles and two ammunition – were obtained from the children of late Muhammadu Bakanoma in Zamfara State.
He said they gave him the weapons after he told them about a man who took over his wife and daughter.
Burumburum said,“The man, who is in Birnin Gwari, Kaduna State, married my wife. He is a bandit. He married my wife after I was arrested by the DSS and arraigned in court. All efforts to make him release my wife to me have failed and that’s why I obtained the weapons to fight him.’’
Speaking on his kidnapping activities, Burumburum who said he has been involved in cattle rustling over two years and kidnapping for the past two months, confessed to abducting two people only. “I am a cattle rustler and only kidnapped two people in my whole life. One was my father’s brother Alhaji Haruna and the other one Bappan Jauro. We now stay in the same compound with Alhaji Haruna.
“I abducted him after his son kidnapped my sister Hafsat. We kept him first in Agaji before taking him to a forest in Bauchi, but we released him after the payment of N1m ransom. This happened about six years ago,” Burumburum said, adding that he has never killed anyone.
The suspect who pleaded for linency and expressed readiness to support the police in the fight against crime.
DSP Abdullahi Kiyawa said Burumburum and other suspects will soon be charged to court upon the completion of investigation.