Six alleged informants for bandits and a prominent thieving organization, as well as a company foreman and security guards who sold stolen iron rods to them, have been arrested by the Katsina State Police Command.
One of the arrested informants, Ibrahim Abdulrasheed, also supplies vehicles to a wanted known bandit terrorizing various towns in the state, according to the command’s spokesperson, SP Gambo Isah, who revealed this in a statement on Friday, April 1.
“On the 23rd of March, 2022, at around 0630 hours, the command succeeded in apprehending one Ibrahim Abdulrasheed’m’ of unguwar mai darasu, Dan musa LGA, a renowned informer and abettor to terrorists,” he said.
“The truth of the matter is that the suspect received the sum of two million five hundred thousand (2,500,000.00) naira from one Kamilu Buzaru’m’, a wanted notorious terrorist who has been terrorizing Safana, Dan musa, and Dutsinma areas of the state, and purchased a brand new Toyota Hilux meant for terrorism activities through one Abu Kasim’m’, who in turn employed the services of his neighbor one Kamilu alias Ah During the course of the investigation, the suspects admitted to committing the crime. The investigation is still going on.
In a related development, police detained three suspected informants who allegedly invited bandits to kidnap two people in their hamlet.
“On March 22, 2022, at around 1700 hours, the command succeeded in arresting the trio of one (1) Nasiru Sadi’m’ aged 20 years, (2) Bala Alhassan’m’ aged 22 years, and one (3) Aminu Abdulra’uf’m’ aged 20 years, all of Kabalawa village, Sabuwa local government area,” according to the statement.
“Nemesis caught up with the suspects when, on the same day, they conspired among themselves and invited armed bandits hiding in the jungle to kidnap the Kabalawa village duo of (1) Alhaji Ali and (2) Malam Rabi’u’m’. During the course of the inquiry, the suspects were apprehended and confessed to the crime. The investigation is still going on.
Meanwhile, on March 31, the command arrested three suspected thieves: Jamilu Muhammed’m’, 40 years old, of Unguwar Dahiru via Funtua LGA, (2) Muttaka Sabi’u’m’, 22 years old, and (3) Rabi’u Dahiru’m’, all of the same address.
“A team of police officers on normal patrol at Dana steel rolling company road intercepted the syndicate in a Golf III wagon motor vehicle loaded with iron rods suspected to be stolen,” Nemesis said.
“During the course of the investigation, it was discovered that the iron rods are the property of Triacta construction company, and the suspects confessed to having purchased the said iron rods from one (1) John Micheal’m’ aged 32 years, a store keeper (2) Hassan Ali’m’ aged 29 years, a foreman (3) Elpha Sunday’m’ aged 27 years, a helper (4) Abdulkadir Aliu’m’ aged 26 years, a security
The suspect admitted to purchasing the iron rod from the above-mentioned staffs on multiple occasions. The investigation is still going on.