By Uzair Adam Imam
The police in Katsina State have confirmed the arrest of one of the suspected killers of Alhaji Abubakar Atiku Maidabino, the former District Head of Yantumaki.
Recall that late Maidabino was shot to death on June 1, 2020, alongside his night watchman.
The police spokesman in the state, SP Gambo Isah, made confirmation Tuesday while parading the suspect, Yusuf Abdulla.
He said: “In the course of an investigation, the suspect confessed to have participated in the crime along with the following suspected bandits: Shamsu, Ibrahim, Salmanu and Kabir (now at large, hibernating in the forest).
“The suspect would be charged with terrorism, murder, kidnapping, criminal trespassing and other related offences as soon as the investigation was concluded,” the SP added
In another development, reports have indicated that the command yesterday revealed that it succeeded in smashing a notorious gang of “transborder car thieves” which operated in Kano, Jigawa, Kaduna and Katsina states and transporting them to the Niger Republic for sale.
“Nemesis caught up with members of the gang when they were accosted with a stolen motor vehicle, Toyota Camry, light blue, with registration number JJJ 340 EF and another motor vehicle, Honda CRV, ash in colour, with registration number DKA 980 AH at a mechanical workshop at Kofar Sauri-Kaita Road, Katsina,” Isah said.
He added that the names of the suspects include: Usman Sani, 50, Lukman Magaji, 20, and Yakubu Ismail, 25.
“In the course of the investigation, suspects confessed to have stolen the motor vehicles from Kano and on their way to dispose of them at the Niger Republic. Suspects confessed to having disposed up seven motor vehicles at the same Niger Republic,” he added.