Katsina Bandits Killing: Police Arrest One Suspect, Recover Nine Motorcycles

 Katsina Bandits Killing: Police Arrest One Suspect, Recover Nine Motorcycles

The spokesman for the Katsina State Police Command, SP Gambo Isah, has confirmed the arrest of a middle-aged man in connection with the Friday bandits’ attacks on two Katsina villages where thirty people were officially confirmed killed and several houses and animals burnt.

The Police spokesman also said nine motorcycles suspected to belong to the bandits were recovered by the Army.

SP Isah said, “Yes, we arrested a middle-aged man this (Saturday) morning. The man came to Katsina with stolen items from the areas where the bandits operated on Friday, February 14, 2020, looking for buyers for the items. He was subsequently arrested and he is currently being interrogated.

The police spokesman also said nine motorcycles suspected to belong to the bandits were recovered by the army.

Isah said, “Yes, we arrested a middle-aged man this (Saturday) morning. The man came to Katsina with stolen items from the areas where the bandits operated on Friday looking for buyers for the items. He was subsequently arrested and he is currently being interrogated. Also, we have recovered nine motorcycles strongly suspected to belong to the bandits. The motorcycles were recovered through the Army and we are still investigating. I cannot tell you more than that.’’

The Katsina Police Commissioner, CP Sanusi Buba, had after visiting the two villages on Saturday, February 15, 2020, said security operatives were already after the bandits.

The PUNCH reports that suspected bandits had on Friday evening, February 14, 2020, killed no fewer than thirty people in Tsauwa and Dankar villages in Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State.

ATINUKE SEUN-IGE

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