A infamous banditry kingpin in Katsina State, Usman Idris, aka ‘Ruga Kachallah’, is asking for compensation for his burnt home and grains and the arrest of his wives because the situation for ending his prison actions within the state.
However, the police have responded that they aren’t involved in negotiating with Kachallah as a result of he had publicly renounced banditry on 4 earlier events however had gone again to his outdated methods every time.
According to Premium Times, Kachallah is believed to be main prison actions in Safana Local Government Area (LGA) of Katsina State.
Locals and safety sources within the state advised the newspaper that a big military of bandits beneath him routinely kidnap individuals for ransom and rustle cattle with out restraint.
However, the banditry kingpin can be concerned in ‘lawful business’ that has endeared him to the native populace. He has many industrial autos on the street, which generate each day revenue for him and create employment for grateful locals.
In Tulumbusawa, ‘Yartsaku, Makera, Gimi and Chirena in Safana LGA, locals obey his orders and seek his permission to cultivate their farmlands.
In the northern fringe of Runka town, the second largest community in Safana LGA, farmers have also submitted to the reign of the banditry kingpin.
However, Kachallah is not hiding in the forest like most other bandits. He lives in Gimi with his family. Recently, the residents of the town resisted an attempt by security agents to arrest one of his lieutenants, identified only as Gulbi.
Gulbi is said to handle the sale of rustled cows for Kachallah.
The police area commander in Safana, Dutsin-Ma, Danmusa, Kurfi and Batsari LGAs, Aminu Umar-Daye, withdrew his personnel in the face of resistance by the locals when he tried to take Gulbi into custody.
The residents said the security agents would not be there to protect them from the fury of Kachallah who they were sure would blame his aide’s arrest on informants from the group.
But afterward May 25, the safety brokers raided Kachallah’s home. Although he was absent, they bought maintain of two of his wives earlier than setting hearth to his home.
But residents mobilised to place out the fireplace. After allegedly being advised that individuals from neighbouring Rumka helped the police within the operation, Kachallah allegedly vowed to take care of the group.
Immediately after the incident, Kachallah kidnapped Lawan Garba, a major college instructor from Rumka working in Gimi. He held the instructor hostage and demanded the unconditional launch of his wives.
On May 29, he additionally allegedly kidnapped one Murtala Umaru, a grain grinder in Gimi, who additionally hailed from Rumka.
On June 8, one Bishir Lola and his son, Mubarak, have been kidnapped whereas engaged on the farm. The kidnappers acquired N300,000 and N20,000 recharge playing cards as ransom for his or her launch. However, days later, the decomposed corpses of the 2 have been discovered deserted within the bush.
Residents blamed the crime on Kachallah, saying it was to scare farmers away from their farms.