Katsina State police command has announced the arrest of one of the community leaders from Gobirawa village in Faskari local government area of the state Mal. Surajo Madawaki.
He was accused of handing over one late Yahaya from his Gobirawa village to bandits, who was eventually killed.
He was arrested while on the run after he was declared wanted by the police.
SP Gambo isah who paraded the suspect before the newsmen on the 18th of November 2022 said, the suspect was accused of handing over one Yahaya a citizen of the village to bandits after he (Yahaya) succeeded in killing a bandit that attempted to kidnapped him while in his farm.
Thunder Blowers reported few weeks back how Yahaya was tight with a rope allegedly on the instructions of the community leader and asked each of the bandits who were twelve in numbers to fired shot at him as a revenge for killing their fellow bandit.
Apart from killing of Yahaya the bandits through the community leader also allegedly enforced a fine of N10,000,000 as cost of killing their colleague.
The community leader was also accused of refusing to hand over the AK-47 rifle of the bandits that was killed by Yahaya, and instead he took the rifle to one of the bandit leaders Hamza arguing that the rifle belongs to one of his boys who was killed.
The community leader in his narrative agreed that he has failed to hand over the rifle either to the security officer’s in concern or the superior traditional authorities alleged.
But he denied the allegation that he single-handedly invited the bandits to come and execute their mission against late Yahaya.
He affirmed that, he does not know how the bandits access their information and decided to descended on Yahaya who is now late, adding that the whole scenario took place in the open.
He added that in their community of Gobirawa bandits moved freely without any restrictions and as such they can access any information at their own will.