In its untiring commitment to rid Zamfara State of criminal elements, the state
Commissioner of Police, CP Kolo Yusuf is working tirelessly to ensure that the vision and mission of the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba to restore peace and stability in the state is achieved to the latter.
To this end, the Commissioner of Police’s new crime-fighting strategies are yielding positive results and are currently curtailing the lingering insecurity bedeviling Zamfara State for over a decade.
Between Friday 11th and Monday 14th November, 2022 Police Tactical Operatives deployed to some locations that are prone to bandits attack under Dansadau Emirate of the State received a distress call about plans by bandits to attack the communities. The operatives responded promptly and moved to the location with a view to repelling the attack, whereby a serious gun battle ensued between the bandits and operatives. Fortunately, the attack was repelled forcing the hoodlums to fled into the forest with possible gunshot wounds. Two AK-47 rifles with thirty-five rounds of live ammunition and some bunch of charms belonging to the bandits were recovered at the scene.
Zamfara Police source disclosed that, within the week under review, Police Tactical Operatives while on confidence building patrol along Gusau – Funtua road, acted on intelligence information that led to the arrest of a notorious bandit’s kingpin named Sujora Almandawi as one of the bandits terrorizing villages in Tsafe, Kotorkoshi, Damba and some outskirts of Gusau.
Further intelligence information revealed that the suspect involved in several attacks on villages, Cattle Rustling, Kidnapping and other related crimes along these routes.
In the course of interrogation, the suspect confessed to serial kidnappings and cattle rustling in more than Ten (10) Communities in Gusau, Tsafe and Bungudu LGAs, where they collected millions of Naira from the relations of victims as ransom. The suspect further confessed of rustling unspecified number of cows.
In the case of Bage Mohammed, the suspect was arrested by the joint Police and Vigilante while on confidence building patrol along Anka – Bukkuyum road. The arrest was sequel to intelligence report received about the suspect and his involvement in the attack of some villages in Bukkuyum and kidnapping of eleven (11) persons in Dargaji village.In the course of investigation, the suspect confessed to several attacks, kidnappings and rustling of unspecified number of cows and sheep in some parts of Anka, Bukkuyum and Gummi LGAs.The suspect is currently assisting the Police with useful information for more arrest and recovery
Police Tactical operatives of the Command acted on intelligence information that led to the arrest of the above mentioned suspects. The suspects belong to a notorious Car snatching syndicate who possessed guns for the purpose of snatching cars from innocent members of the public. In the course of investigation, all the suspects confessed to several cars snatching on gun point in Abuja, Kaduna and Suleja in Niger State. They further confessed that all the robbed vehicles were either sold in Niger republic or Kano State, before nemesis caught off with them and arrested by the Police.
The police also disclosed that, on 3rd November 2022, Police detectives attached to Anti Violence Squad arrested the above mentioned suspects in connection with the kidnapping and suspected murder of a 6 year old child Laminu Sani ‘M’ of Bulunku area, Gusau. The complainant Mallam Sani Garba reported to the Police sometime in 2020 that one of the suspects Kabiru Idi ‘M’ of Yarkatsina village in Bungudu LGA rented a room in his house and stayed for a period of 3 month, during which he conspired with his collaborators and kidnapped the victim with a view to collecting ransom from the father. In the course of investigation, all the suspects confessed to the crime and further explained their role in the kidnapping of the child.
On 12th November 2022, Police detectives arrested the above mentioned suspect following a complaint of shop breaking and theft at old Market Gusau sometime in August, 2022. According to the complainant, the value of the clothing materials stolen in the shop was Seven Hundred Thousand Naira (N700,000) and also the sum of Five Hundred Thousand Naira cash (N500,000) was equally stolen by the suspects. In the course of investigation, the suspects confessed to the crime and further stated that, he conspired with one Umar Mercy to break the shop and committed the act.
Between 12th and 13th November 2022, Police Operatives while on surveillance patrol within Gusau metro intercepted and arrested the above mentioned suspects. On spot search, large quantity of dried leaf suspected to be Indian hemp and different types of hard drugs were recovered in their possession. Intelligence information revealed that, the suspected Indian hemp and drugs would be supplied to bandits in the forest. In the course of interrogation, all the suspects confessed to the crime and are currently assisting the Police with useful information for more arrest and rec
Also on 1st of November, 2022 Police detectives attached Anti-Violence Squad arrested the above mentioned suspects in connection with the above offences. The arrest was sequel to a complaint received from the father of the victim Luba Lawali ‘F’ of Hayin Buba area Gusau who was abducted by the suspects and raped since on 25th of October, 2022 until on the 1st of November, 2022 when nemesis caught off with them and arrested by the Police.All the suspects will be charged to Court for Prosecution, upon completion of the investigation.
The Spokesman of the police command, SP Muhammed Shehu confirmed the story.