Suspected bandits identified as Aliu Musa and Salmanu Isa has narrated how helicopter delivers weapons for their boss inside Dinya Forest in Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State.
The two suspects were paraded at Katsina Police Command headquarters after being apprehended.
Aliu Musa while making the confessions told newsmen that the weapons were delivered in broad daylight for his boss inside the forest.
Below is his full statement:
“I once saw that aircraft with fans on its head (helicopter) drop weapons for my boss while we were inside the forest at Dinja.”
“It was hovering and was very near the 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.”
Musa also confirmed that he got N17,000 after each operation.
ASP Anas Gezawa who is the spokesperson of the command, stated that Musa’a gang have killed more than 25 people.
ASP Gezawa said: “On 15th August 2019, based on a 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 the investigation, the suspects confessed that they were bandits that had been bedevilling 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.”
ASP Gezawa also confirmed that the leader of the gang had been at large. He further stated that the investigation is still in progress.