Police operatives in Katsina have arrested a notorious bandit simply identified as Auwal Aliyu in Batsari local government area of the state.
The spokesman of the state police command, Gambo Isah, who disclosed this when he paraded some criminal suspects at the command headquarters in Katsina on Friday, said Aliyu was arrested on September 7.
He added that two suspected fuel suppliers to bandits and 20 others were also arrested for flouting the security orders put in place in the state government.
He said: “On 07/09/2021 at about 1400hrs, the command succeeded in arresting one Auwal Aliyu, alias ‘DANKALLI,’ ‘M’, aged 32years of Kafi, Paiko LGA of Niger State, an indigene of Batsari LGA of Katsina State, a fugitive, a notorious bandit on the wanted list of the police and Batsari community for various crimes bordering on banditry.
READ ALSO: Police officers kidnapped in Katsina rescued
“Nemesis caught up with the suspect when he was accosted in a motor park at Kurfi LGA trying to board a vehicle.
“In the course of investigation, six SIM cards of various GSM network providers, a complete set of vigilante uniform and ID card were recovered in his possession during the police search.
“Similarly, on the 7/9/2021 at about 1100hrs, officers of the 17 Brigade Army Headquarters, Natsinta Barracks, while on patrol along Yan Tumaki to Danmusa road arrested the duo of Isiya Abdullahi ‘m’ aged 40 years of Yan Tumaki village, Danmusa LGA, Katsina and Usman Mamman, ‘m’, aged 30yrs of Dan Ali village, Danmusa LGA of Katsina State.
“The suspects were arrested when they were conveying two drums of diesel inside a motor vehicle, Golf III wagon, green in colour with registration number VA 417 KJA suspected to be a supply to the bandits in the bush.”
Join the conversation
Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism
Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.
If you are motivated and passionate about building a global society, founded on justice, equity, fairness, transparency, accountability and superior knowledge, kindly consider donating to Ripples Nigeria’s solutions journalism.
Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.
INVESTIGATION: Inside UNILAG’s multi-million naira budgetary abuse and academic discord
The University of Lagos located in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos, has been embroiled in controversies with allegations bothering on misappropriation of...
SPECIAL REPORT: Displaced residents of Zamfara battle hunger, as underfunding derails Nigeria’s nutrition goals
On paper, Muhammad Zayyanu is seven years old. The quiet boy who looks shorter for his age could not recollect...
INVESTIGATION: N7.3bn paid for unnamed projects; how Nigerian govt spent N2.2trn in six months
Analysing nearly 3,000 payments made by various Federal Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) over the previous six months (January...
INVESTIGATION… Delay rocks Nigerian govt’s promise of N30,000 covid-19 relief for artisans, others
Before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in February, 2020, Chukwudi Okoroigwe’s daily earnings as a bus driver was hardly enough to cater to the...
INVESTIGATION… Ten years after, communities count losses as AfDB, Cross River govt abandon road project
Ten years after the Cross River State government and African Development Bank (AFDB) jointly awarded the Yahe-Wanokom-Wanikade-Benue border road for...