The act of Bandits repenting and mixing communities in Katsina comes with interior motives. The agenda of those the state government engaged is even greater, concerning crimes.
With the penitent people, Gov. Bello Masari has taken into his cabinet within the amnesty scheme for repentant kidnappers are Abbas Haruna alias Dogo-Abbas 34, Usman Hassan, (aka Manu) 50, and Abdullahi Mai-Rafi 43.
The repentant bandits were thought to have been working in the department of the special adviser on security, with all the pay and bonuses accrued.
Notwithstanding, the police just found out that they were spying.
At a suitable time, equipped with machetes and clubs, they slid into banditry, cattle rustling, robbery, name dropping and kidnapping.
The men went to Danmark forest in Ingawa Local Government Area, with a Toyota Camry car, ash in colour, with registration No. DE 631 LED and assaulted one Alhaji Gide Suleiman of Malumafashi LGA, a herder while feeding his cattle, Katsina state PPRO, Gambo said.
‘Intimidated him and his lads that they came from the office of the Special Adviser on Security to the governor, with a wrong allegation that Ine Sa’idu, their brother had stolen from one Lawal and that they either hand the said Saidu to them or release hundred of their cows to them.’
The trio combated the herder and managed to rustle twenty cows worth N7.5m. The bandits also scanned and robbed the herder’s family of forty thousand naira and 4 mobile phones.
For the second time, the penitent bandits came trying to stick up the same family, but this time, the police are already involved, hurried in, and rounded them up.
‘Abdullahi Mai-Rafi, the group head confessed to having connived with the two others and sold all the cows at Dankama market, Kaita Local Government Area of the state. Two cattles and N444,000 were redeemed as exhibits from the penitent bandits.”