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BREAKING: Bandit says Helicopter supplies them weapon in Katsina forest
“It is only my boss who would go and pick the weapons while we would be watching from where we stood.” the bandit revealed.
Katsina insurgency gets root of trace as a 20-year old suspected bandit, Aliu Musa, accounts on how a helicopter dropped weapons for his boss inside Dinya Forest in Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State.
Musa, who was paraded along with another suspected bandit, Salmanu Isa, 18, and others, told journalists in an interview that the weapons were dropped in broad daylight for his boss inside the forest.
In his words: “I once saw that aircraft with fans on its head (helicopter) drop weapons for my boss while we were inside forest at Dinja.
“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 suspects, who were paraded for various offences at Katsina Police Command headquarters on Tuesday, said he had killed at least five people during their various operations, adding that he was paid N17,000 after each operation, PUNCH reports.
He said the leader of his gang had been at large.
Musa and Isah gang had killed no fewer than 25 people in their various operations, the Command spokesman, ASP Anas Gezawa, said this when he briefed the Press on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, Sanusi Buba, before the parade of the suspects.
Gezawa narrated: “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.
“During the course of investigation, the suspects confessed that they were bandits that had been bedeviling Kankara village.
“The first suspect, Salmanu Isah, mentioned that they attacked some villages with his syndicate, where they robbed Zango village and went away with eight cows.
“He also confessed that he shot dead one person before going to rob at Santa village, where they snatched six sheep and some food items.
“They also went to Bela and Zango villages where they killed about 20 people and rustled two cows.
“Furthermore, they went to Omodo village and killed about five people and also rustled eight cows and six sheep.
“They mentioned one Sirajo and Bishir as their gang leaders.”
The Command spokesman said investigation was in progress on their case, the report added.