By: Sani Haruna Dutsin-ma
The Zamfara State Police Command has apprehended twelve (12) suspects whose commits various offenses ranging from political violence, kidnaping, banditry and arm dealers.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer SP Muhammad Shehu, announced this at a press briefing in Gusau, the state capital.
SP Muhammad Shehu said, the police tactical command on surveillance along Tsafe – Funtua Road and acting on intelligence report, encountered two motorcycles carrying two passengers each suspected to be bandits.
The suspects were arrested and found on them the walkie-talkie, which they used to communicate with their members during their operations, and they were among the hoodlums that used to terrorise commuters along Tsafe – Funtua road by killing and kidnapping innocent people.
The PPRO futher explain that, the
police also learnt that, the suspects also belong to a notorious syndicate that made life unbearable in several villages in Tsafe and and Gusau local government areas.
The suspects are Ibrahim Abubakar aged 20 years, Sani Abacha Yahaya aged 20 years, Sani Muhammad aged 23, and Ahmadu Sani age22 years.
In a related development, the command also arrested three persons namely, Abubakar Buda, Bitrus Bulus AKA Peter, and Pyang
Adamu who are bandits informants and engaged in gun running business between Jos and Zamfara.
According to him, a Golf Vehicle Dark Arsh in colour, which was driven by one Abubakar Buda, was arrested along Tsafe – Funtua road, while on transit back from Jos in Plateau State to to Kucheri in Tsafe where he was to deliver Arms and Ammunition to a notorious bandit leader called Chamo.
Exhibits recovered from him include Part of AK 47 Rifle and 100 Round of AK 47 Live Ammunition.
Same suspect further confessed to the Police that he has been into Arm supply Business where he severally collected Arms and Ammunition from one James in Jos now at large and deliver to Chamo at kucheri.
The PPRO further explained that investigation is on and the suspects would soon be charge to court for prosecution.