Katsina Police nab 21-year-old who plans to join terrorist gang in forest

NEWS DIGEST – The Katsina State Police Command has detained a 21-year-old man, who was planning to join and submit the names of targets he intended to kidnap to a terrorist gang.

The suspect, Yunusa Sani, was nabbed by policemen based on a tip-off and collaboration with vigilantes of Unguwar Nakaba village in Sabuwa Local Council of Katsina State.

The State Police spokesperson, SP Gambo Isah, in a statement disclosed that Sani was on his way to the forest where he planned to meet with the gang and become a member.

“At about 1000hrs, based on a tip-off, the Command, in collaboration with the vigilantes of Unguwar Nakaba village, Sabuwa LGA, succeeded in arresting one Yunusa Sani, “M,” age 21 years, of Rigasa quarters, Kaduna State,” Isah said.
“Nemesis caught up with the suspect when he was arrested, making frantic efforts to go into the forest to meet terrorists/bandits with a view to joining their ranks.”

The police spokesman added that Sani confessed to the crime and has been detained after he listed the names of the people he intended to kidnap.

Isah said: “During the course of investigation, the suspect confessed to the commission of the offence and further stated that he intended to submit names as targets for kidnapping, which are: Malam Shu’aibu, Malam Haladu, Baba Sa’idu; and Suleiman Doguwa, all of Unguwar Nakaba, Sabuwa local council, Katsina.” Investigation is ongoing.