We murdered district head for investigating our leader says arrested bandits confess


A suspected bandit currently in the Police net in Katsina State has confessed to being part of the gang that kill the District Head of Yantumaki community, Abubakar Atiku and his watchman.

One Shamsu led seven of them to kill the District Head of Yantumaki community, Abubakar Atiku and his watch night for investigating him for banditry related offences.

The 20 years old suspect, Yusuf Abdullahi, said he was drafted into the operation on that fateful day while searching for his cows when he met the hoodlums and they invited him to join them in the planned attack.

The Police Public Relations, Officer in the state, Superintendent of Police, SP. Isah Gambo, on behalf of the Police Commissioner in the state, CP. Sanusi Buba paraded the suspect at the command’s headquarters on Tuesday, before newsmen.

The suspect who is from Kagara village in Matazu LGA of Katsina State in his confession said, ” Shamu led seven of us to the residents of the district head with four guns, where he shot and killed him while Suleiman shot and killed his night watchman, Gambo Isah, for investigating him (Shamsu) for banditry offences.”

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The suspect also disclosed that the sum of N100,000 cash was also stolen from the resident of the late district head.

He however denied participating in sharing the money.

Recall that on June 1, 2020, Late Abubakar Atiku was attacked and killed alongside his watchman at his residence.

SP. Isah while parading the suspect said, “The Command succeeded in arresting one Yusuf Abdullahi, “M”, aged 20yrs of Kagara village, Matazu LGA of Katsina State, a member of the notorious syndicate of bandits that attacked the residence of former District Head of Yantumaki, Late Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, ‘M’, aged 55yrs shot and killed him together with his night watchman, late Gambo Isah.

”In the course of the investigation, the suspect confessed to have participated in the commission of the offence along with the following suspected bandits: (1) Shamsu (2) Ibrahim (3) Salmanu and (4) Kabir (now at large, hibernating in the forest).”

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