Police arrest 15 suspected bandits, recover 495 animals in Katsina
On 13/11/2020 at about 08:00hrs, based on credible intelligence, Area Commander, Dutsinma led a combine teams of policemen and vigilante to Tsaunin Bala village, Danmusa LGA of Katsina state, based on the report that bandits numbering ten, armed with AK 47 rifles have escorted some suspected, rustled domestic animals to the village and returned back to the forest.
Consequently, the team succeeded in arresting eleven (11) suspected bandits led by one Alhaji Adamu pupularly known as “SHANTAL”, a notorious, wanted gang leader of bandits and recovered one hundred and eighty five cows (185) and fifty-four (54) sheep. Investigation is ongoing.
Also, On 13/11/2020 at about 14:40hrs, DPO Batsari led Operations “Puff Adder”, ” Sharan Daji” and Vigilante group on patrol along Dankar – Dangayya villages, Batsari LGA of Katsina state and intercepted three suspected bandits with forty-three (43) cows and two hundred and thirteen (213) sheep suspected to be rustled ones.
In the course of investigation, suspects confessed that the animals belong to one Dahiru Musa a notorious bandit, who was later arrested and could not give satisfactory account as to the ownership of the animals. Investigation is ongoing.