KATSINA: Women alleged to be girlfriends of bandits in Police custody

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Four women, alleged to be girlfriends of bandits terrorizing Katsina and neighboring states have been arrested by the Katsina State Police Command over their links to the bandits during a sting operation.

The women, who were paraded on Wednesday, were said to be informants, girlfriends and cooks of bandits in the state.

They are Bilikisu Abubakar, 20; Rasikat Amadi; Sulie Dairu, 45; and Rakiyat Yusuf, 20.

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According to the spokesman of the Katsina State Police Command, SP Gambo Isah, the women always visited Rugu Forest to attend to the needs of the bandits, including sleeping with them, adding that they have strong ties with some criminals on the police wanted list.

Among the bandits on the list is Roga Kachala, who is said to have over 200 boys working for him. Others are Gume Basullube, Sumail, Haruna Dum, Auta Kachala, Yauza Mai-Bakarkama, Lawali Adda, Babanyiara and Dogo.

“Investigation is still in progress; the suspects will soon appear in court”, Isah said.

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