Katsina Police Place N50m Bounty On Two Bandit Kingpins


The Katsina State Police Command on Saturday night placed a fifty million naira bounty on two wanted alleged bandits kingpins.

The police identified the duos as Modi Modi and Jan Kare.

A special bulletin issued on Saturday night by the command’s spokesman, ASP Abubakar Aliyu, revealed that the wanted bandits were operating within Kankara and Safana Local Government Areas of the state.

The bulletin was titled, “Public Notice: Fifty million naira (N50,000,000.00) Reward for Information leading to arrest of banditry kingpins.”

It read, “The Katsina State Police Command wishes to announce a substantial reward of fifty million naira (N50,000,000:00) to any individual who provides valuable information that will lead to the arrest of two (2) bandits’ kingpins popularly known as (1) Modi Modi, m, and (2) Jan Kare, m, operating within Katsina State, particularly in the regions of Kankara and Safana Local Government Areas.

“The safety and well-being of the residents of the state are of paramount importance, and the Katsina State Government and Katsina State Police Command, as well as other sister security agencies in the state, are committed to taking decisive action against criminal elements that threaten the peace and stability of the inhabitants of the state.

“This reward serves as a testament to our dedication to ensuring justice prevails, as the issue of security is a collective responsibility.

“This initiative aims to enhance security operations in our dear State and combat the activities of these criminal elements. ”

The police command also ensured to protect the identity of whoever supplied the information leading to the arrest of the wanted bandits.


The bulletin added, “The identity of the informant and the information provided will be kept strictly confidential to ensure their safety and protection.

“Therefore, all concerned citizens are encouraged to come forward with any relevant details that could assist the security agencies in apprehending the masterminds behind these heinous crimes of Kidnapping and Banditry. Together, we can make our State safer for all residents.”

Members of the public with relevant information were also advised to contact the command headquarters or the nearest security agency’s headquarters or call 07015142112; 08023871144.

 Bandits recently renewed attacks on communities in Katsina State.

Some residents of Wurna in Kurfi Local Government Area on Friday morning blocked the Katsina/Dutsinma Highway in protest against the attacks.

Governor Dikko Radda along with the state police commissioner, Aliyu Musa on Friday also visited the community where the Governor implored the Federal Government to deploy more security personnel to the state to tackle security challenges.


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