- Recently, the Katsina state police paraded 12 suspects and three repentant bandits for robbery, cattle rustling, kidnapping and other crime-related offences
- According to the command’s spokesman, SP Gambo Isah, the bandits reportedly attacked a herdsman on Wednesday, August 11, at Dammarke forest in Ingawa LGA
- Isah further disclosed that the suspects whizzed 20 cows valued at N7.5m and other valuable items from the victim, added that they were caught while engaging in a second attempt
Following rising insecurity in the country, nemesis has caught up with some armed men as the Katsina state police command paraded 12 suspects with three repentant bandits for serious offences including robbery, cattle rustling and kidnapping.
The Punch reported that the command’s spokesman, SP Gambo Isah on Wednesday, September 1, disclosed to newsmen at the police headquarters in Katsina that the trio allegedly attacked a herdsman identified simply as Alhaji Gide Suleiman.
The suspects were nabbed on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at Dammarke forest in Ingawa Local Government Area of the state.
The police said the men rustled 20 cows valued at N7.5m from him.
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Legit.ng gathered that the suspects were also alleged to have stolen N40,000 and four handsets from the victim.
On August 24, 2021, they reportedly attacked the victim again, with the hope of rustling another set of cows from him, the police caught them in the act.
Isah revealed further that the two cows and N444,000 were recovered as exhibits from them.
Gambo said one of the three suspects, Abdullahi Mai-Rafi, was a notorious bandit, working under the office of Special Assistant to the State Governor on Security since he repented, Saharareporters report indicates.
The police spokesman added that the suspects confessed to the crime and would soon appear in court.
Insecurity: Northern State Announces ban on Inter-State Transportation of Cattle, Gives Reason
Legit.ng had earlier reported that the transportation of cattle from Katsina state to other states in Nigeria was on Tuesday, August 31, banned by the state government.
It was reported that this was contained in a statement signed by Abdu Labaran, the spokesperson for Katsina state government.
According to Labaran, the ban which is part of efforts to improve security in the state also prohibits trucks/lorries carrying firewood from the bush and the sale of animals in fourteen local government areas.