Police arrest 19-years-old kidnapper

Police arrest 19-years-old kidnapper

By Dunamis Ogalah

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

While fielding questions from newsmen at the police command, the suspect revealed that he belong to the camp of a notorious bandit leader, Bammi Tsoho, hibernating in Duburum forest, who has been on the police command’s wanted list

The suspect alleged that he was influenced by one of the sons of Bammi Tsoho and he was among the gang of bandits who attacked and rustled quite a number of livestock in Batsari and Jibia LGA of Katsina State.

“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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