The suspect, Ado Namarai
A serial bandit who has been arrested by the Katsina state police has opened up on how he and his gang sell rustled cattle to dealers in the forest among other criminal activities.
Namarai, who hailed from Bugaje village in Jibia LGA of Katsina State, confessed to have been involved in several kidnappings, robberies as well as cattle rustling and killed no fewer than five persons in the process.
According to Namarai, while narrating how they rustled about 75 cows from a particular village sometimes back when he was paraded along other criminals recently at the Katsina State Police Command Headquarters, he said:
“There was a time we rustled 75 cows from Sabon Layin in Birnin Gwari and I was given eight of the cows. Right there in the forest, we sold the stolen cows to dealers who used to come with trailers to the forest to buy from us. We sell the cows in bulk to them, both big and small at the same rate.
“They pay us then go away and come back late at night to convey them from the forest,” Namarai disclosed.
This must have informed why Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State and his other counterparts from the Northwest region issued an executive order banning the movement and transportation of cattle as well as lorries /trucks carrying firewood from from forest in the state to other parts of the country with effect from August 31, 2021.
Equally banned is the sale of all animals in some markets in the states as well as sale of petrol in jerrycans at filling stations and conveying of more than three persons in tricycle.