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Police arrest 19-years-old kidnapper, cattle rustler in Katsina

The Katsina State Police Command has reported the arrest of a 19-year-old bandit from Inu village in the Batsari Local Government Area.

While answering questions from reporters at the police station, the suspect confessed that he was a member of the camp of a known bandit commander, Bammi Tsoho, who was hibernating in Duburum forest and has been on the police command’s wanted list.

The suspect said that he was inspired by one of Bammi Tsoho’s sons and was part of a group of bandits that assaulted and rustled a large number of cattle in Katsina State’s Batsari and Jibia LGAs.

“I have never been involved in stealing until the day Bammi’s son came to me and said we should go and steal. That was how I joined them. There are about 50 of us in Bammi Tsoho’s camp,” The 19-year-old bandit revealed

According to SP Isah Gambo, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state:

“The Police Command has succeeded in arresting one Ibrahim Lawal alias “DURU”, ‘m’, 19 years old of Garin-Inu village, Batsari LGA of Katsina state.

“Investigation reveals that the suspect belongs to the camp of one Bammi Tsoho, residing at Dumburum forest, a notorious bandit leader who has been on the command’s wanted list, hibernating in Rugu forest. The suspect confessed to have participated in the attacks on Bugaje, Rayi and other villages in Batsari and Jibio LGAs where an unspecified number of animals were rustled and people kidnapped. An investigation is ongoing,” SP. Isah Gambo said

In a related development, SP. Gambo also paraded before newsmen, 25 years old, Zaharaddeen Rabi’u also known as “BAKI” of Dan Ali village in Danmusa LGA of the state.

Baki was arrested by a team of policemen on patrol along Malumfashi-Katsina road with one (1) empty shell and three (3) live rounds of 7.62mm ammunition.

“The command also succeeded in arresting one Zaharaddeen Rabi’u alias “BAKI”, ‘m’, aged 25 years of Dan Ali village, Danmusa LGA, Katsina State. Nemesis caught up with the hoodlum when he was intercepted along Malumfashi – Katsina road, upon instant search, one (1) empty shell and three (3) live rounds of 7.62mm ammunition were found in his possession. The suspect confessed to the commission of the offence. An investigation is ongoing,” SP. Gambo said.

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