The suspected bandits

Aliu Musa, 20 who was arrested by the Katsina State  Police Command for banditry in the state has confessed that he has killed at least five people in his operations and was paid N17,000 for each operation by his boss who is still at large.

Musa who made the confession on Wednesday while being paraded along with another suspected bandit, Salmanu Isa, 18, also said that the weapons were being dropped for the said boss inside the Dinya Forest in Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State.

“I once saw that aircraft with fans on its head (helicopter) drop weapons for my boss while we were inside forest at Dinja,” he said.

“It was hovering and was very near ground. The man inside would drop the weapons for my boss who would now couple the weapons for our use.

“It is only my boss who would go and pick the weapons while we would be watching from where we stood.”

The Katsina police command spokesperson, ASP Anas Gezawa, who briefed the Press on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, Sanusi Buba, prior to the parade of the suspects, said the gang that Musa and Isah belonged to had killed no less than 25 people in their various operations.

“On 15th August, 2019, based on tip off, the Command arrested Salmanu Isah, 18 years old, of Danbago village, Kankara local government; and Aliyu Musa, 20 years old, of Chediya village, also of Kankara local government area,” he said.

“During the course of investigation, the suspects confessed that they were bandits that had been bedeviling Kankara village.

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