The police command public relations officer, Katsina State Command, SP Gambo Isah has confirmed the arrest of four women described as “informants, girlfriends, and cooks” to some of the bandits operating in Katsina State.
He identified those arrested in what he called a sting operation as Bilikisu Abubakar, ‘f’ aged 24yrs and Razika Amadi, ‘f’ 25yrs at their hideout at Runka village, Safana LGA of Katsina state.
While Zulai Dahiru, ‘f’, aged 45yrs and Rakiya Yusufu, ‘f’, aged 20yrs were arrested Tudu village, during the sting operation.
“The women were recently arrested in a sting operation and police investigation showed that the women always visited Rugu forest to attend to the needs of the bandits including sleeping with them and they are believed to have strong ties with some leaders of the bandits who are on the police wanted list,” he said.
One of the suspects, Bilikisu Abubakar, confirmed her relationship with one of the bandits, adding that she often followed him on some of his field of operations.
On related issues of kidnappings and banditry, the PPRO said: “On 13, May 2019, the command succeeded in bursting and arresting a notorious syndicate of armed robbery suspects that have been terrorizing Mani local government of Katsina State.
“On 26, April 2019, the syndicate armed with dangerous weapons, attacked the residence of one Yushau Mansir of Yantsari village in Mani local government area and robbed him of the sum of N580,000, inflicting injuries on him.
“In the course of an investigation, one of the suspects abandoned his phone through which the police were able to trace and arrested some other members of the syndicate.”