Repentant bandits in Katsina expose how Police, Army officers were compromised
Repentant bandits in Katsina expose how they give security agents money in exchange of ammunition
Security agents supply us with ammunition while we pay them – Some repentant bandits in Katsina
There is currently a tension building up among the men and women of the security agencies in Katsina more especially the police and army following the decision of the State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari to engage bandits in dialogue, according to a report by The Nation.
According to the report, some of the repentant bandits “were also said to have dropped useful hints to the effect that many of the soldiers and policemen deployed to check the activities of the bandits had been compromised.
“Some of the security agents were said to have entered into agreements with the bandits to look the other way while they carried on with their nefarious activities or even provide them with arms and ammunition while the bandits pay back in cash or rustled cattle.
“Since two leaders of the repentant bandits reportedly opened the Pandora box, security agencies have been working on clues to uncover the soldiers and policemen fueling banditry in the state. Sentry gathered that many of the errant soldiers and policemen are already cringing, with some of them desperately seeking to be transferred away from the state.”