Four suspected bandits/cattle rustlers have been apprehended by operatives of the Katsina State Police Command with 208 rustled animals recovered from them.
Spokesperson of the command, SP Gambo Isah, who disclosed this on Tuesday, May 11, said the suspects, Isiya Halliru, Nasiru Bature, Bello Hamza and Hassan Iliyasu, are members of a notorious bandit syndicate.
“On 10/05/2021 at about 11:00hrs, based on credible intelligence, the Command succeeded in smashing a notorious syndicate of bandits terrorizing Kankara and its environs,” Gambo stated.
“Nemesis caught up with (1) Isiya Halliru, ‘M’, aged 25yrs 2. Nasiru Bature,’M’, aged 17yrs, (3) Bello Hamza, ‘M’, aged 20yrs all of Panteka village, Musawa LGA and Hassan Iliyasu, ‘M’, aged 25yrs of Masaurari village, Kankara LGA of the state, when they were arrested with one hundred and seventy (170) cows and one hundred and thirty-eight (38) sheep reasonably suspected to be rustled ones.
“In the course of investigation, suspects confessed that the animals belong to their masters living in the dreaded Rugu forest, who failed to show up and claim ownership of the suspected animals. The animals have been handed over to the state standing committee for further necessary action. Investigation is ongoing.” he added.
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