Teenage ‘Bandit’ who ‘murdered two persons’ arrested in Katsina

The Katsina State Police Command has arrested a teenager over his alleged involvement in banditry. The boy aged 14 was paraded at the command headquarters.

According to Isah Gambo, Police Public Relations Officer in the state, the minor confessed to killing two persons during one of his operations.

Gambo said the boy confessed taking part in the operation at Mallamawa in Jibia Local Government Area of the state where the persons were killed.

“The boy has confessed to us that he has participated in several attacks on villages within and outside the state where he said he could remember killing two people in Mallamawa.”

“He also participated in attacks on Dankulumbo and Kukar Babangida, all in Jibia local government area. He has also rustled an unspecified number of animals during several attacks,” Gambo said.

He added that the boy said he was trained as a bandit, kidnapper and cattle rustler.

The boy reportedly said he regretted his actions and wanted to be reformed.

Katsina is one of the North West States where there is a high level of insecurity.

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