22 September 2021
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A suspect, Sanusi Lauwali, arrested by the Police in Bauchi State for alleged kidnapping and armed robbery, has disclosed that he killed five people during religious crises in Jos, Plateau State.
The suspect spoke while being paraded by the Commissioner of Police, Bauchi State Command, Sylvester Alabi, at the state command headquarters.
He said that anytime there was a religious crisis in Plateau State, his boss would give them guns to kill Christians.
Although the 27-year old said he could not state exactly the number of persons he had killed, he added that they could not be less than five persons.
He said, “I cannot remember how many people I have killed, they are not up to 10, but I think they are at least five people.
“I killed these people during religious crises in Plateau State. These are the people I shot and killed.”
Asked where he gets the gun he uses to kill, he said: “It is our boss that gives us the guns.”
He added,”I live in Tunga village outside Jos, but anytime there is a crisis, he will send us to the place to go and kill Christians.
“I ran away and went back to my hometown in Ningi (Local Government Area), for about one year now.
“It was when I went back that they informed security agents who arrested me; although I know I am guilty of what they are accusing me of.”
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Bauchi, Bauchi State, Sylvester Alabi, told journalists that Lauwali alias ‘no delay’ of Gudale village Ningi LGA Bauchi state, was a suspected serial kidnapper and armed robber.
He said that the suspect was arrested on 12th September, 2021 around 5pm, through intelligence.
Alabi said, “His gang members include one Ali, one Bammi and welcome (real name not yet known).
“He confirmed to have benefited the sum of N250,000 as his share from the proceeds of crime they collected from their kidnapped victim at Dabar Tsintsiya village.”
The police commissioner said that investigation was being expanded to nail down the fleeing accomplices