Police operatives attached to Intelligence Response Team (IRT), have arrested a woman who allegedly supplies young ladies to bandits for sexual pleasure at Galadimawa forest in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Crime Channels reports that the suspect, Maryam Abubakar, a housewife and resident of Rugar Hanwa in Sabon Gari Local Government, confessed that she had been luring women, including her own daughters and nieces to the bandits for sexual pleasure.
Maryam said her clients were paying her N20,000 for each girl and that the women were being ferried to the forest on motorbikes.
The police also arrested another woman, Fatima Jibril, who, in connivance with her boyfriend, Muslim Abubakar, both residents of the Sakadadi area in Sabon Gari, had also been supplying women to the bandits.
The syndicate was exposed when the girls they had earlier procured for the criminals in the forest could not return.
Also, another woman, Jummai Ibrahim, was arrested on the suspicion that she had been engaging in an affair with the bandits’ kingpin in the forest.
Ibrahim said she submitted herself to the bandits’ kingpin to protect her children and her father from their wrath because the bandits threatened to kill them, even after they had rustled the family’s cattle.
Some of the women said they had passed the night only once in the forest with the bandits.
One of them said the gunmen were living alongside their wives, only that they are hosted at different locations separate from their families.