Terrorists have imposed a fine of 10 million naira on Katsina communities over the death of a bandit.
The Public Relations Officer of the Katsina Police command, SP Gambo Isah, who confirmed the levy imposed on the communities by bandits for killing one of their members, operating in the forest areas of Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State, said the Ward Head (Maiunguwa) of the area, a 50-year-old Surajo Madawaki has been arrested for conspiracy over the development.
According to the statement, it received a distress call on October 19 at about 9:00 am, that a 35-year-old Yahaya Danbai of Gobirawa village in Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State, was attacked by a suspected terrorist with AK-47 rifle while working on his farmland at the outskirt of the village.
He said the farmer summoned courage and overpowered his assailant, disarmed him and killed the terrorist.
He said after killing the bandit, he took the recovered AK-47 rifle to the house of his Ward Head, who, instead of reporting the matter to the police, rather called a suspected notorious terrorist commander and handed over the recovered AK-47 rifle to him.
Following this, the terrorists’ gang leader Hamisu, mobilized his gang, surrounded the village, brought out the farmer and killed him instantly, while placing a 10 million naira ransom on the community for killing one of their members.
The statement further added that since the incident, the said Ward Head, Surajo Madawaki went into hiding, until he was eventually arrested by a team of policemen and has since confessed to the offence, adding that the Maiunguwa, however, denied all the allegations.