A suspected bandit currently in police custody in Katsina State has admitted to being a member of the gang that assassinated Abubakar Atiku, the District Head Leader of Yantumaki community, and his watchman.
That one Shamsu led seven of them to assassinate Abubakar Atiku, the District Head of Yantumaki, and his watch night for investigating him for banditry-related offenses.
Yusuf Abdullahi, a 20-year-old suspect, claimed he was drafted into the operation while looking for his cows on that unfortunate day when he met the hoodlums and was invited to join them in the terrorist plot.
On behalf of the state’s Police Commissioner, CP. Sanusi Buba, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, Superintendent of Police, SP. Isah Gambo paraded the suspect in front of newsmen at the command’s headquarters on Tuesday.
“Shamu led seven of us to the residents of the district head with four guns, where he shot and killed him, while Suleiman shot and killed his night watchman, Gambo Isah, for investigating him (Shamsu) for banditry offenses,” the accused, who is from Kagara village in Matazu LGA of Katsina State, confessed.
The suspect also revealed that the late district head’s residence had been robbed of N100,000 in cash.
He, on the other hand, denied taking part in the money distribution.
Remember that on June 1, 2020, late Abubakar Atiku was attacked and killed at his home, along with his watchman.
While arraigning the culprit, SP. Isah said, “The Command succeeded in arresting one Yusuf Abdullahi, “M”, aged 20yrs of Kagara village, Matazu LGA of Katsina State, a member of the notorious syndicate of bandits that attacked the residence of former District Head of Yantumaki, Late Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, ‘M’, aged 55yrs shot and killed him together with his night watchman, late Gambo Isah.
”In the course of the investigation, the suspect confessed to have participated in the commission of the offense along with the following suspected bandits: (1) Shamsu (2) Ibrahim (3) Salmanu and (4) Kabir (now at large, hibernating in the forest).”