The Police Command in Katsina State arrested two suspected bandits who were among five other members of the gang armed with AK 47 rifles, attacked a residence of one Umar Abdullahi Ankalele, “M”, aged 30yrs along Dogon Awo feeder road, Faskari LGA of Katsina state and kidnapped him.
While taking the victim away, he resisted to go with the hoodlums and they decided to shoot him to death and left
Following the Police investigation, the duo of Nasiru Mohammed, aged 27yrs and Abubakar Iliyasu, 25 years of age both from Faskari LGA said to have been arrested and they confessed to the commission of the crime.
In a press statement issued by the command’s spokesman, Gambo Isah, disclosed that the suspects further confessed that seven of them, “under the leadership of one ‘Yellow’ a notorious bandit, went to the house to kidnap the said Umar Abdullahi, but when he refused to follow them, one Abdullahi Iliya, ‘M’, aged 30yrs, a member of the syndicate, shot and killed him with AK 47 rifle. Subsequently, the ring leader, who was not happy with the action of the theAbdullahiullahi Iliya, also shot and killed him.
“Abubakar Iliyasu also confessed that late suspect Abdullahi Iliya is his blood brother and have participated in several banditry-related crimes within the area.
“Suspects mentioned the following bandits as their accomplices, who participated in the commission of the offence: (1) Yellow (2) Samaila (3) Ibrahim and (4) Sani all of Yankara, Dajin Yar-Malamai, Faskari LGA. Efforts are on to arrest the investigation action is ongoing.”