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14-year-old bandit arrested in Katsina confesses to murder and cattle rustling

14-year-old bandit arrested in Katsina confesses to murder and cattle rustling

Police in Katsina State has arrested a 14-year-old suspected bandit from Tsamben Dankulumbo village in Jibiya Local Government Area. 

 

Parading the suspect alongside 19 others on Friday, spokesman of the State Police Command, SP Gambo Isah, mentioned {the teenager} has confessed to have killed two individuals throughout an assault by bandits in Mallamawa neighborhood of Jibia native authorities space some months again.

 

“The boy has confessed to us that he has participated in several attacks on villages within and outside the state where he said he could remember killing two people in Mallamawa. He also participated in attacks on Dankulumbo and Kukar Babangida all in Jibia local government area. He has also rustled an unspecified number of animals during several attacks,” Isah said.

 

The boy mentioned he was educated as a bandit, kidnapper and cattle rustler by a notorius banditry kingpin, Maliki who additionally taught him function the AK 47 rifle.

 

The teenager additionally added that in all of the assaults and the variety of animals rustled, a complete sum of fifty thousand Naira was given to him as a share from the proceeds of the gross sales of animals and fee for his participation within the crimes.

 

He, nonetheless, mentioned he regrets his actions and needs to be reformed and turn out to be a greater individual in life.

 

The PPRO mentioned efforts have been intensified to arrest the bandits’ commander, Maliki, and others on the wished listing of the police.

 

 

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