In Katsina State, police have arrested 13 alleged offenders linked to theft, banditry, and kidnapping.
A 40-year-old guy suspected of being a bandit’s informant in the state’s Faskari Local Government Area was among those arrested.
On August 12, the suspect, Abdullahi Sani of Ruwan Godiya Village in Faskari LGA, was apprehended.
Prior to his arrest, the suspect was overheard on the phone with a prominent bandit commander (Alhaji Ado Buji), and was strongly suspected by the community of being a bandit informant, according to SP Gambo Isah, who spoke at a news conference held at the command headquarters on Friday.
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According to Isah, the suspect confessed to the crime and revealed that he was given N800,000 to acquire vital items for the bandit leader and his camp throughout the inquiry.
According to Isah, the suspect further alleged that he was introduced to the bandits’ leader by Mallam Mustapha Isah of Ruwan Godiya village in Faskari LGA.
The police spokesperson stated, “He was later traced and apprehended.”