The Department of the State Security (DSS), has bust notorious bank criminals “Open Boots”, who specialise in trailing their unsuspecting victims after withdrawing monies to either possibly collect it or break into their vehicles to steal the money.
Parading the ring leaders of the banks’ crime syndicate, the State Director of the DSS, Alhassan Muhammad, said for the last three years the criminals were terrorising Kano and its environs with their dastardly acts. He said the ring leaders of the syndicate, who are in their custody, Abubakar Umar, 30, Abubakar Suleiman, 38, and Ya’u Abubakar, 35, were apprehended on November 2, after breaking a motorcycle and making away with N300,000.
Muhammad said: “We got them around Jain Quarters of the Kano Metropolitan City, at a house after breaking the motorcycle to steal the money, using our surveillance team, who are on ground investigating the case. “For the last three years these guys had been operating in Kano, Kaduna, Katsina, Maiduguri and so many other states, and on several occasions they were arrested but were released because of the institutional weaknesses facing us.”