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Bandit kingpin linked with killing of seminarian arrested 

The Police have arrested a suspected bandit kingpin linked with a Catholic church attack and the killing of a seminarian Stephen Naaman in the Zangon Kataf area of Kaduna State.

The Kaduna State Police Command says it arrested the suspected mastermind of the September burning of Saint Raphael’s Catholic Church at Fadan Kamanta during which the seminarian was killed.

Spokesman of the Kaduna Police Command Mansir Hassan, said the suspect Yakubu Saidu was arrested on Thursday by police operatives at Zangon Urban.

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The police in a statement said the suspect has also confessed to his involvement in the attack and the killing of the seminarian and that one of his gang members – from Fadan Kamanta – facilitated the assault and is on the run.

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His arrest comes about seven months after bandits attacked the church’s rectory and killed Stephen. They also set the parish house ablaze after a failed attempt to abduct two priests working in the parish.


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