Nigeria’s police said it was offering a 13,000 U.S. dollars reward for information on Adamu Aliero-Yankuzo, leader of an armed group terrorizing the northwest region.
The offer came amid worsening and frequent armed attacks by bandits in Katsina, one of the states in the region, said Sanusi Buba, police chief in charge of the state at a media briefing on Monday.
Buba said he must be arrested dead or alive.
Aliero-Yankuzo, aged 45, is believed to be leading bandits operations that led to many deaths in Katsina and Zamfara states.
Buba told reporters that two bandits arrested during an operation confessed that most attacks were masterminded by Aliero Yankuzo, in protest of the arrest of his son, Suleiman Adamu Aliero, 24, by the police.
The police chief added that the suspects also confessed to having killed several villagers, rustled animals, and kidnapped four women during their attacks.
The northern part of Nigeria has witnessed a series of attacks by armed groups in recent months. There have also been recurring incidents of livestock rustling and armed banditry in the region. Enditem