Katsina State police Command has today confirmed the arrest of a notorious member of bandits and kidnap for ransom syndicate, Abubakar Ibrahim, 19, at Rugu forest.
SP Gambo Isah, the police spokesman, who made this known in a statement in Katsina, said the kidnap syndicate have for long troubled people in Batsari, Safana, Damnusa and Kurfi Local Government Areas in the state.
Isah further noted that three victims were rescued by the police in the raid.
According to Isah, on Sept. 7, 2020, the suspect led other members of his syndicate, on motorcycles, all armed with AK 47 rifles, and attacked Dagarawa and Kudewa villages, in Safana and Kurfi Local Government Areas of the state.
According to him, the bandits kidnapped one Ashiru Ibrahim, 32, Duduwa Audu, 50, and Asiya Saleh, 45, all of Kudewa village, Kurfi Local Government Area, and took them into Rugu forest.
“That nemesis caught up with the suspect when he fell into a bobby trap and was apprehended by SARS operatives after he collected the sum of N241,000 ransom from the relatives of the victims,” he said.