Top bandits’ arm suppliers arrested in Katsina
One Lawan Zayyana, ‘m’, aged 35yrs of Muduru village, Mani LGA of Katsina state, a notorious bandit and arms and ammunition supplier to bandits in the forest has been arrested by the police in Katsina.
In the course of investigation, suspect was trailed and arrested alongside with three (3) of his cohorts; namely: Haruna Yusuf, ‘m’, aged 47yrs of Sawarya village, Kaita LGA of Katsina state, Haruna Adamu, ‘m’, aged 35yrs and Auwal Abubakar, ‘m’, aged 28yrs both of Maduru village, Mani LGA of Katsina state.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isah and seen by Katsina Post.
According to the statement, “Haruna Yusuf confessed to be the gang leader as he usually received the supply of arms and ammunition from Niger Republic and hands over to Lawan Zayyana, Haruna Adamu and Auwal Abubakar who will in turn take the supply to bandits in the forest.
“He confessed to have sold over ten thousand arms and ammunition to bandits in the forest.
“Furthermore, Haruna Adamu and Auwal Abubakar confessed to have severally trafficked these arms and ammunition to bandits at Gurbi and Dan-Magaji areas in Zamfara state.
“Two (2) General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMG), One (1) LAR rifle and one hundred and seventy-nine (179) Anti-Aircraft (AA) ammunition, the sum of three million, four hundred and thirteen thousand and five hundred (3,413,500) West African – CFA Franc were recovered in their possession.”
The statement further stated that fourteen suspected bandits including two biological sons of Haruna Yusuf, the notorious arms dealer were arrested in his house.
Seven motorcycles comprising five (5) Kasea and two (2) Royal brands of motorcycles were also recovered in their possession.