Maryam Abubakar, a housewife who is said to be a girlfriend of a notorious kidnapper, Isa Ibrahim, was arrested by the IRT on December 21.
The woman, who resides at 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 and that the women were being ferried to the forest on motorbikes.
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 wraths because the bandits threatened to kill them, even after they had rustled the family’s cattle.
One of them said the gunmen were living alongside their wives, only that they are hosted at different locations separate from their families.
The arrested women were, however, remorseful for being in romance with the bandits in the forest.
Some of the women said they had passed the night only once with the bandits. One of the girls said the gunmen had been inseparable from their guns round the clock and they have stockpiled food.
KanyiDaily had also reported how a 28-year-old woman, Sadiya Mohammed Yaro, was arrested for allegedly supporting and harboring bandits in her house in the Kofar Dumi area of Bauchi state.