Zamfara State Commissioner of Police has assured the public that, his command is determined to curb insecurity in the state.
The command he said has arrested 12 suspects involved in various offenses such as banditry, arms deal, and political thuggery.
He disclosed that several weapons were recovered. They include four (4) locally fabricated guns, Oart of AK 47 Rifle, 100 rounds of AK 47 Live ammunition, Seven Cartridges, a Cutlass and a bunch of charms
Five suspects he said were arrested in connection with thuggery They are;
Lawali Yakubu ‘
Abdulmumini Bawa ‘and
Surajo Yahaya ‘
The following items were recovered.
Four (4) Locally fabricated guns with seven cartridges, One Cutlass and Bunch of Charms
Also on the 15th October, 2022 he said his command received a distress call that Armed Political Thuggs carrying sophisticated weapons including locally made guns and Cutlasses were shooting sporadically at innocent people in Gusau. As a result , one (1) person was killed and injured about eleven (11) others now receiving treatment at Yariman Bakura Specialist hospital, Gusau. The Command in an effort to curtail the situation and arrest the perpetrators, reinforced its tactical operatives, where on sighting the Police operatives, the hoodlums started seeshooting thereby putting the lives of the Police Operatives and peace loving citizens into danger . However, the Police acted professionally and used minimum force which led to the arrest of five (5) suspects in possession of locally fabricated guns, while others fled. Investigation is in progress and suspects will be charged to court upon completion of the investigation.
In a related development, the command arrested three bandits. They are;
Bitrus Bulus AKA Peter and
The police recovered a AK 47 Rifle and 100 round of AK 47 Live Ammunition.
The Spokesman of the command SP Shehu Mohammed who confirmed the story added that on 11th October, 2022, Police Tactical operatives deployed along Tsafe – Funtua Road acted on intelligence information that led to the interception of a Golf Vehicle Dark Arsh in colour, which was driven by one Abubakar Buda, a 32 yrs old, a native of Zuru LGA of Kebbi State.
The suspect 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 Chumo. A search was conducted on the spot, and the above exhibits were recovered in his possession. In the course of interrogation, he mentioned some of his collaborators Bitrus Bulus A K A Peter and Weng Adamu both ‘M’ of Jos South LGA of Plateau state as his partner in crime. The 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 the above-named Bandit leader , who has been terrorizing Tsafe – Funtua Road as well as attacked villages and communities in Tsafe and Mada in Gusau LGAs respectively. The two other suspects were also arrested and they have confessed to be bandits collaborators. The investigation is in progress.
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