A suspect, arrested for alleged kidnapping and armes robbery, Sanusi Lauwali, has confessed to Killing at least five people during religious crises in Jos, Plateau State.
Lauwali, who was arrested by the Bauchi State Police Command, also confessed that his boss gives them guns to go and kill Christians anytime there were such crises in Jos.
The suspect spoke while being paraded by the Commissioner of Police, Bauchi State Command, Sylvester Alabi, at the state command headquarters.
27-year old 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.”
On where he got the gun he uses, Lauwali said: “It is our boss that gives us the guns.”
Continuing, the suspect 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.”
The Bauchi Commissioner of Police, Sylvester Alabi, told journalists that Lauwali alias ‘no delay’ of Gudale village, Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi state, was a suspected serial kidnapper and armed robber, adding that he 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.”
Alabi also disclosed that the state police command was expanding its investigation so as to apprehend the fleeing accomplices.