Police Arrest Rustled Animals Rearer And Kidnapped Victims’ Guard In Rugu Forest
Nigeria News – Police Arrest Rustled Animals Rearer And Kidnapped Victims’ Guard In Rugu Forest
In Katsina State, the Police Command has paraded some notorious kidnappers.
Abubakar Saidu, one of the suspects, operating from the dreaded Rugu forest, Katsina, told journalists that he is a gang member of Tsohon Buhari popularly known as Buharin Daji, a notorious kidnap kingpin.
Saidu said Tsohon recruited him to rear rustled animals and pays him with a cow yearly in return.
Saidu also revealed that he was paid N20,000 by Tsohon to watch over victims kidnapped in the Rugu Forest.
Saidu said after the death of Tsohon Buhari who was killed in Zamfara, he was introduced to another notorious bandit, known as Kachalla Ruga, who seems to have taken over the position of the dead kidnap kingpin to operate from the forest and on the watch list of the police.
“Initially, I reside in Birnin Gwari and work under the notorious bandit, Buharin Daji. He recruited me to rear rustled animals for him and pays me in return with a cow every year,” Saidu told journalists.
“After his demise, I was introduced by a relation, known as Auta to Kachalla Ruga whom I currently work with.
“We kidnap and engage in the robbery.
“Though I don’t go to kidnap people with them. My job is to guard. I watch over victims of kidnap.
“They kept four kidnap victims under my custody. I was only giving N20,000 for the kidnapping.
“I was invited from Runka forest by Kachalla. We were on our way to Rugu forest when we were arrested.
“Arms recovered in my possession were put on my body by bad people who don’t like me,” Saidu stated.