Operatives of the Katsina State Police Command have arrested two suspected bandits’ informants who allegedly conspired and set their friend up for abduction.
This was made known by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, ASP Sadiq Abubakar, in a statement he issued to newsmen on Saturday.
The suspects include Mohammed Bello, alias Dan Ali, of Sabon Gari, Ikara Local Government Area, Kaduna State, and Abubakar Mohammed of Kumbotso LGA, Kano.
Part of the statement made available to newsmen by Sadiq reads, “On July 12, 2023, the duo criminally conspired, deceived, and lured their friend, Salmanu, to a point between Funtua and Zamfara State, where they planned with one notorious bandit leader, Gotta, hibernating in Zamfara forest, who kidnapped the victim.
“In the course of the investigation, the duo were traced and arrested in connection with the offence, and they have since confessed to the commission of the offence.”