Katsina State police command, on Thursday, announced the arrest of a dreaded member of bandits and kidnap, Abubakar Ibrahim, 19, at Rugu forest.

The police spokesman, SP Gambo Isah, who unveiled this in a statement in Katsina, said that the group, have been attacking residents in Batsari, Safana, Damnusa and Kurfi Local Government Areas in the state.

The police spokesman disclosed that the police also delivered three victims, NAN reports.

SP Gambo said, on Sept. 7, 2020, the culprit led his gang on motorcycles, all armed with AK 47 rifles, and spike Dagarawa and Kudewa villages, in Safana and Kurfi Local Government Areas of the state.

Isah also disclosed that 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.

He said, “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."

The police spokeperson also unveiled that in the course of an investigation, the culprit admits that he guilty on the offence along with his colleagues.

Isah also recovered N241,000 ransom in his custody.

He said, “Today, Sept. 10, 2020, at about 9:30 a.m., the command succeeded in arresting one of the suspects and rescued the victims.

“The victims had reunited with their families after treatment at Kurfi General Hospital."

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