I Got N20,000 For Each Abduction, Killed Over 20 Persons – Bandits’ Leader, Turji’s Accomplice Confesses


A 25-year-old bandit, Naziru Sani, says he got N20,000 or N30,000 after each raid led by terror kingpin, Bello Turji.

Sani has also confessed to have killed over 20 persons in Northwest states of Katsina, Zamfara and Sokoto in separate attacks.

Sani, who hailed from Makera village in the Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara State, spoke with journalists while being paraded by the police in Katsina that he belonged to the Turji terror gang.

He said, “I belong to a gang led by Bello TUrji who is currently hiding in Jangebe forest in Zamfara. Turji commands over 200 deadly armed men. For me I’ve killed over 20 people with an AK-48 rifle in different attacks, where I earned N20,000 or N30,000.

“I was arrested early today on my way to Suleja in Niger State, leaving my family in Zamfara”, he said.

Spokesperson for the Katsina State Police command, SP Gambo Isah, paraded Sani alongside other criminals, saying they terrorised states in the Northwest.

While parading the suspect, Isah said, police operatives apprehended him along Jabiri Quarters in the Funtua Local Government Area of Zamfara state after receiving credible information from residents.

“In the course of investigation, suspect confessed to be a terrorist-bandit under the leadership of a notorious terrorist “Bello Turji”, who has been on the commands’ wanted list.

“The suspect further stated that he has participated in many attacks on innocent communities in Katsina, Zamfara and Sokoto states. Investigation is ongoing”, Isah said.

The police PRO further explained that the command also arrested the trio of Bello Sani, Ma’aruf Muhammed and Sani Basiru of Dunburum village in the Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara state with 2,400 bottles of Pentazocine injections.

He noted that nemesis caught up with the hoodlums when they were accosted by a team of policemen on patrol along Bugaje community in Jibia local government area of Katsina State.

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