- Four suspected people working for bandits in Rugu forest in Katsina have been arrested by the police
- The female suspects confessed to being informant, cooks, and s*x workers for the criminals
- The police also arrested another person while he was transporting food to the bandits
Four suspected female informants, cooks, and s*x workers believed to be working for bandits in Rugu forest in Katsina state have been arrested by the police.
Two of the suspects, Bilikisu Abubakar (24) and Razika Amadi (25) were arrested during the raid on their hideout at Runka village in Safana local government, Daily Trust reports.
The other two, Zulai Dahiru (45) and Rakiya Yusufu (20), were apprehended in Tundu village during an operation by the police.
The spokesperson for the police in the state, SP Gambo Isah, said the suspects confessed to be working for the bandits as informants, s*x workers and cooks.
He said: “Similarly, one Nasiru Aminu (40) of Runka Village in Safana, an okada rider, working as an errand boy and informant of the bandits was arrested.”
The police image maker added that a Shuibu Abubakar (40) of Tsamre village in Birnin Magaji was also arrested while he was taking six bags of food items and one 25 liters jerry can of palm oil to the bandits.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, blamed the violence and banditry in the country on the embittered politicians who lost in the last general elections.
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Buratai said this on Wednesday, May 15, during the visit paid to the Army by the House of Representatives committee at the military’s headquarters of the Theatre Command Operation Lafiya in Maiduguri, Bornu state.
“I want to believe and rightly so that what is going on in the northwest is a fall out of the just concluded general elections.
“There are several political interests; politicians in particular who lost in the election and because of their defeat, therefore they are trying to take revenge sponsoring some of those banditry activities and seeming conflicts between farmers and herders,” he said.
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