Terrorists have imposed a N10 million fine on the people Gobirawa village in Katsina State over the killing of one of their members by a farmer in the village.
Spokesman of the police, Superintendent Gambo Isah who confirmed the incident in a statement also said, a the ward head, (mai’ungwa) of the area, 50 year old Surajo Madawaki has been arrested for conspiracy over the development.
According to Isah, trouble started when on October 19 at about 9:00 am, a distress call was received that a 35 year old Yahaya Danbai of Gobirawa village in Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina state, was attacked by a suspected terrorist with AK 47 rifle while working on his farmland at the outskirt of the village.
The police spokesman said the farmer summoned courage and overpowered his assailant, disarmed him, killed him and took the recovered AK 47 rifle to the house of his Ward Head, (Maiunguwa), 50-year-old Surajo Madawaki.
Subsequently, the Ward Head, instead of reporting the matter to the Police, rather called a suspected notorious terrorist commander and handed over the recovered AK 47 rifle to him.
Consequently, the terrorists’ gang leader Hamisu, mobilized his gang, surrounded the village, brought out the gallant farmer and killed him instantly thereafter, placing a 10 million naira ransom on the community for killing one of their members.
The katsina police image maker further added that since then, the said Ward Head, Surajo Madawaki went into hiding, until he was eventually arrested by a team of policemen and have since confessed to the offence. The ward head however denied all the allegations against.