A 40-year-old man suspected to be a bandits’ informant has been arrested by the Katsina police command in Faskari LGA of the state.
Recall that a teacher and nine students were reportedly abducted on Thursday in Sakkai, a village in Faskari LGA.
The police public relations officer in the command, Gambo Isah said the suspect confessed that he was in the employ of the bandits.
“On Aug 12, a 40-year-old man, resident of Godiya village, in Faskari LGA, was overheard discussing with a notorious bandits’ leader, Ado Buji on phone, and was strongly suspected by the community to be an informant of the bandits,” the statement reads.
“In the course of the investigation, the suspect confessed to the crime and stated that some time ago he was given N800,000 to buy essential needs for the bandits in their camp.
“The suspect also stated that another 35-year-old man, a resident of Ruwan Godiya village, in Faskari LGA was the one who introduced him to the bandits’ leader, Buji. He was later traced and arrested.
“He also confessed to running an errand for the bandits as well as collecting N200,000 from Buji, the bandits’ leader.”
The police spokesperson said a 32-year-old ex-convict was also arrested for impersonating an official of Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS).