Police arrest Nigerien, 4 others for ‘supplying fuel’ to bandits in Katsina

Katsina state Police command says it has arrested five persons including a Nigerien for allegedly supplying petrol to bandits in the forests.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isah.

The statement said on Sept 18, 2021, based on credible intelligence, the command succeeded in arresting one Lawal Shu’aibu,32 from Maradi, Niger Republic, conveying fuel to bandits in a Passat vehicle.

The Command said the other suspects arrested include Shafi’u Haruna,25 of Anguwan Nakaba village, Sabuwa Local Government, Abdulrashid Garba,50 of Daddara village, Jibia Local Government , Tigyal Haruna,57 of Kofar Guga Quarters, Katsina and Sani Lawal,28 of Magamar Jibia.

The statement said the suspects confessed to be selling fuel on fringes of the forest, contrary to executive order and other extant laws of the Federation.

In a related development, the police has arrested two persons alleged to have vandalized and stolen armored cable from a transformer in Bindawa Local Government Area of the state.

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