The police in Katsina State, on Thursday, paraded a 30-year-old man, Idi Dila, suspected to be one of the bandits who recently launched an attack on Diskuru and Kadsau villages of the state, where no fewer than 12 people were killed.
According to the police, Dila, from Mumunu village, Faskari Local Government Area of the state, was arrested on Sunday.
He was paraded by the police alongside 26 other suspects arrested for various crimes ranging from kidnapping to armed robbery.
The spokesman for the Katsina Police Command, Gambo Isah, who paraded the suspects at the police headquarters in Katsina, said Dila was arrested at Sheme on his way to Faskari.
He was said to be a member of a notorious gang of bandits of Melaya Alhaji Gandu of Munhaye Forest in the Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
Another alleged bandit, Sani Bayi, said to be one of the bandits operating on the fringes of Rugu forest, was also paraded by the police.
The 26-year-old told journalists that he had taken part in several operations at Ruma, Gwamra, and Katoge villages, all in the council.
The police spokesman said all the suspects would be prosecuted after completion of the investigation.
“The Katsina State Police Command, under the leadership of CP Sanusi Buba, is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that Katsina is rid of criminals,” he said.