A notorious banditry kingpin in Katsina State, Usman Idris, a.k.a ‘Ruga Kachallah’, is asking for compensation for his burnt house and grains and the arrest of his wives as the condition for ending his criminal activities in the State.
According to reports, Kachallah is believed to be leading criminal activities in Safana local government area of Katsina State.
According to reports, locals and security sources in the State, a large army of bandits under him routinely kidnaps people for ransom and rustles cattle without restraint.
However, the banditry kingpin is also involved in ‘lawful business’ that has endeared him to the local populace. He has many commercial vehicles on the road, which generate daily income for him and create employment for grateful locals.
However, the Police have responded that they are not interested in negotiating with Kachallah because he had publicly renounced banditry on four previous occasions but had gone back to his old ways each time.