Police In Katsina state on Wednesday have announced the arrest of some gang members that is known to be terrorising and kidnapping inhabitants of the state for allegedly killing a couple after robbing them.
In a statement made available to Urban Express News-Online through Katsina state Police Public Relation Officer Sp Gambo isah said the three suspect along with one Mansur custom who is currently at large stormed the couple’s home and allegedly killed them.
The suspects include are Abubakar Sada, 23; Kabiru Sani, 30; and Alhasan Ahmed, 29.
Sada is from the Taka-Lafiya Quarter in Mashi, while Sani and Ahmed are from Katsina town.
He gave the names of the couple as Abubakar Aliyu, 35, and Aishatu Surajo, 20.
The spokesman said after the suspects had allegedly killed the couple, they stole N250,000, one laptop computer, one Pup-Two telephone and recharge cards of different networks from their home.
Isah said items recovered from the suspects included a sword and a pestle.
The spokesman also stated that a joint team of the police, the military and repentant bandits, on Tuesday, rescued 12 passengers kidnapped by suspected bandits on Sunday.
He said the passengers were travelling in a commercial bus before they were attacked and abducted by the bandits along the Yantumaki-Burunkuza Road.
Isah stated, “On March 22, 2020, around 9pm, a group of bandits armed with AK-47 rifles blocked the road between Yantumaki and Burunkuza and attacked a commercial bus belonging to the Niger State Government with number plate, Niger-14 B-50 NG, driven by one Shuaibu Muhammed, 45, and kidnapped the passengers.
“Consequently, on March 24, 2020, around 11.50pm, joint operations of the police, the military and repentant bandits, in collaboration with the state government, succeeded in rescuing all the 12 passengers kidnapped by the bandits.”