Police arrest traditional leader for conniving with terrorists

CITIZENS COMPASS– THE ward head of Gobirau Village in the Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State was among other suspects that were paraded for alleged connivance with terrorists.

Spokesperson, Katsina State Command, SP Gambo Isah,, said the arrest came after the Police got wind of the information..

The suspects were paraded before newsmen on Friday alongside some other suspects.

The spokesperson said the police received a distress call that one Yahaya Danbai (35) was attacked on his farm by a suspected terrorist using AK 47 rifle.

“The farmer summoned courage, overpowered his assailant, disarmed him and killed the terrorist.

He took the recovered AK 47 rifle and reported the incident to the ward head, Malam Surajo Madawaki (50).

“Rather than report the matter to the police, the village head called one Hamisu, a notorious leader of the killed terrorist and handed over the recovered AK 47 rifle to him.

Consequently, Hamisu mobilised his gang, surrounded the village, brought out the gallant farmer and killed him instantly,’’ SP Isah said.

He said also that the terrorists placed a N10 million ransom on the community because the farmer killed one of their members, failing which they would kill everybody in the village.

Since then the said ward head went into hiding until he was eventually arrested.


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