A 14-year-old girl and wife to the ringleader of a kidnap gang was, Wednesday, paraded alongside her husband and other gang members in Katsina.
The young girl, Safiya Yakubu, was found inside the hideout of the kidnappers when the police operatives stormed the hideout where they arrested some of the kidnappers and recovered exhibits.
The Katsina State Police Command which paraded the arrested suspects said they have been responsible for some of the crimes in the state.
Spokesperson for the Command, SP Isah Gambo said that on April 11, based on credible intelligence, the Command raided a criminal hideout at Sabon Layin Sira village, Kafur LGA of Katsina state.
“After a fierce encounter with the bandits, the Police team succeeded in dislodging them. A search was immediately carried out in the camp and the following exhibits were recovered:
One Travor-21 Rifle No.38801176
Seventy nine rounds of 5.6mm live ammunition
One unregistered Boxer Motorcycle
National ID Card”
“However, on the same date, one Safiya Alh Yakubu, ‘f’, aged 14yrs of Runka village, of Safana LGA of Katsina state was arrested roaming around the camp.
In the course of investigation, she confessed to be the wife of the owner of the recovered rifle, one Alh Yakubu of Runka village, Safana LGA of Katsina state and mentioned three others now at large. Investigation is ongoing”