A face off between two factions of notorious bandits
hibernating in Sabon Birnin forest in Igabi Local
Government Area of Kaduna State has aided the rescue of
no fewer than 170 domestic animals comprising cows,
sheep, goats and donkeys.
The Katsina State Police Public Relations Officer,
Superintendent of Police SP, Isah Gambo disclosed this in
a statement seen by oniftv.
SP Isah in the statement said the clash led to the death of
one of the bandits kingpin, Tashi Alhaji Musa, and nine
The two bandits leaders involved in the face off, Kabiru
Master and Tashi Alhaji Musa and said to be from Dage
village in Dutsinma LGA of Katsina State.
The domestic animals recovered by the police were traced
to their village, Dage, after some of the bandits who
survived the clash decided to return home with them.
The recovered domestic animals comprises of 67 cows,
60 sheep, 40 goats and three donkeys.
The statement reads:
“On 2/12/2021 at about 0830hrs, credible information was
received that about two weeks ago two groups of bandits
led by one Kabiru Master and another led by one Tashi
Alhaji Musa had misunderstanding which led to serious
fight at Sabon Birni forest, Igabi LGA of Kaduna state that
led to the killing of Tashi Alhaji Musa and nine (9) other
bandits. Both leaders are indigenes of Dage village,
Dutsinma LGA of Katsina State.
“Subsequently, Intelligence report at the disposal of the
Command revealed that some of their dosmetic animals
reasonably suspected to be rustled ones, were brought
home by some bandits who survived the fight.
“Consequently, the Command swang into action and
raided their respective houses at Dage village, Dutsinma
LGA. In the course of investigation, sixty-seven (67) cows,
sixty (60) sheep, forty (40) goats and three (3) donkeys