Katsina Police: Nab Suspected Killer Of Katsina District Head
The Police Command in Katsina State has arrested one of the suspected bandits that attacked and killed the District Head of Yantumaki, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, and his watchman.
Parading the suspect and others on Tuesday in Katsina, the Command Public Relations Officer, Superintendent of Police (SP) Gambo Isah, said; “On Dec. 3, 2021, the Command succeeded in arresting a 20-year-old, Yusuf Abdullahi of Kagara village, Matazu LGA of Katsina, suspected to be a member of the notorious syndicate of bandits that attacked the residence of former District Head of Yantumaki, Late Alhaji Abubakar Atiku.
“Atiku, aged 55 was shot and killed together with his night watchman, late Gambo Isah. In the course of the investigation, the suspect confessed to have participated in the commission of the offence.
“According to the suspect, he committed the crime along with four other suspected bandits, who are now at large, hibernating in the forest. The investigation is ongoing,” he said.
Police reports available indicate that the district head was killed by gunmen on June 1, 2021.
In another development, the State Police Command has smashed a notorious syndicate of trans-border car thieves on December 7, 2021, following credible intelligence.
According to him, the thieves specialize in stealing motor vehicles from Kano, Jigawa, Kaduna, and Katsina States, to dispose of them in the Niger Republic.
The Police spokesman said; “Nemesis caught up with members of the syndicate when they were accosted with a stolen motor vehicle, Toyota Camry, light blue, and another motor vehicle, Honda CRV, ash in color.
“The suspects, who were arrested at a mechanic workshop along Kofar Sauri-Kaita road, Katsina, include; a 50-year-old, Usman Sani of Rijiyar Lemo Quarters, Kano; Lukman Magaji, 20 years old, of Hotoro Quarters, Kano; and Yakubu Ismail, aged 25 of Shagunba village, Batagarawa, Katsina.”
SP Isa explained that in the course of the investigation, the suspects confessed to having stolen the vehicles from Kano and were on their way to the Niger Republic, to dispose of the cars.
“The suspects confessed to have disposed of seven vehicles in the same Niger Republic. The following items were also recovered from their possession during the search: master key, two knives, a bunch of different vehicle keys, pliers, screwdrivers, hammer, hacksaw, and a bag containing electrical repairs tools.”
He added that the command had also arrested suspected armed robbers, drug traffickers, cult members, vandals of government installations, and a bandits’ informant. – With NAN report