Troops Arrest Notorious Kidnap Kingpin, 20 Others Terrorizing Katsina State

The Nigerian Army has said it arrested a notorious kidnapping kingpin, one Mallam Bawa Gomna and 20 others during operations around Batsari, Jibia and Safana local government areas of Katsina State.

The Troops of 17 Brigade on Operation HARBIN KUNAMA III were said to have carried out the successful exercise.

This was contained in a statement issued  by Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa.

It said that those arrested so far are reportedly responsible for terrorizing villagers in Batsari, Jibia and Safana Local Government Areas of the State.

According to the statement, “The criminal elements were apprehended based on credible intelligence from the locals and have confessed taking part in several banditry activities, cattle rustling and other sundry crimes.

It said , as usual, those arrested will be handed over to the respective law enforcement agency for further action.

According to Colonel Sagir Musa, during the operations, troops recovered motorcycles, foodstuffs, handsets and jerricans of Petrol from the bandits.