By Babajide Okeowo
Security operatives have arrested a health worker who allegedly treated the gunshot wound of Bello Turji, a bandit kingpin, in Sokoto State.
The health worker, Abubakar Kamarawa, was arrested in a massive raid launched by security operatives.
Turji, Zamfara notorious bandit was injured amid intense air strikes
He was arrested in different operations across the three local government areas of Sokoto state
The areas include, Illela, Rabah and Goronyo, all in the eastern part of the state.
Abubakar admitted to have been treating bandits who were injured in a gun battle with security operatives and supplied them with intoxicants.
He recalled how he treated Turji after he was injured on the head about three years ago.
The health worker, who owns a pharmaceutical shop at Kamarawa, said he was introduced to Turji by one Musa.
“Musa took me to Turji when he was shot in the head some years back. He took me to his camp where I treated him,” he said
According to him, bandits used to come to his shop for treatment and intoxicants, including pentazocine injections.
“But I have repented since my arrest and trial about two years ago. In fact, I have left the area and now reside in the state’s metropolis,” he said