Police arrest vigilante members for killing, dumping man inside well in Katsina

Katsina Police Command have arrested two suspected members of the outlawed “Yan Sa Kai” vigilante for killing and dumping a man’s corps inside an abandoned well in the outskirts of a village in Kankia Local Government Area of Katsina State.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the State, SP Gambo Isah, who paraded the suspects before newsmen, said the outlawed vigilante members abducted a Fulani herdsman who came into Kankia Market when one of them identified him as a suspected bandit-terrorist and without any investigation, they dragged him to the forest, beat him up and eventually killed him and threw his dead body into an abandoned well in the forest.

According to the PPRO, “the duo conspired with three other members of the outlawed vigilante group, currently at large, when they abducted one Abdulrazak Harisu 27, of Karau village in Shanono LGA of Kano state, at Rimaye village, kankia LGA in Katsina state, and took him to a nearby bush where they killed him and disposed his body in an abandoned well.”

While admitting their role in the killing of Harisu, the suspect said: “a fellow vigilante from the same community as Harisu asked us to assist in investigating the deceased for missing goats in their community, alleging that he was arrested for stealing a goat before and since he was released, there have been cases of missing goats here and there.

“So, we dragged him to the bush, beat him up, he finally died and his body was dumped in an abandoned well in the bush.”

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