A 20-year old bandit, Aliu Musa, has revealed that he once watched a helicopter drop weapons for his boss inside Dinya Forest in Kankara Local Governm
A 20-year old bandit, Aliu Musa, has revealed that he once watched a helicopter drop weapons for his boss inside Dinya Forest in Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State. Musa, along with another suspected bandit, Salmanu Isa, 18, were among other suspects paraded for various offences at Katsina Police Command headquarters.
Musa said that the weapons were dropped in broad daylight for his boss inside the forest.
He said, “I once saw that aircraft with fans on its head (helicopter) drop weapons for my boss while we were inside forest at Dinja. It was hovering and was very near ground. The man inside would drop the weapons for my boss who would now couple the weapons for our use. It is only my boss who would go and pick the weapons while we would be watching from where we stood.”
On further prodding, Musa said he had killed at least five people during their various operations, adding that he was paid N17,000 after each operation. He said the leader of his gang had been at large. The Command spokesman, ASP Anas Gezawa, who briefed the Press on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, Sanusi Buba, before the parade of the suspects, said the gang that Musa and Isah belonged to had killed no fewer than 25 people in their various operations.
The Command spokesman said investigation was in progress on their case