From Our Correspondent
On 5th December 2022, Police tactical operatives while on confidence-building patrol along Zurmi and Shinkafi LGAs received a distress call about bandits plan to attack some villages of the two LGAs.
The operatives mobilized to the locations and engaged the bandits to a serious gun battles that lasted for hours. Luckily, the bandits were repelled by the superior firepower of the Police operatives, forcing them to retreat to the forest with possible gunshot wounds.
Two AK 47 Rifles and 104 rounds of live ammunition belonging to the bandits were recovered at the scene.
Name of Suspects :
Murtala Dahiru 25 years old of Galadi village in Shinkafi LGA.
Also on 7th December, 2022 at about 1200 hours, Police Tactical operatives while on confidence acted on intelligence information that led to the arrest of the above-mentioned suspects.
The suspects were arrested while transporting large quantity of dried leaf suspected to be Indian hemp all the way from Lagos to Shinkafi in Zamfara State. In the course of the investigation, the suspects confessed to several supply of hard drugs and other substances to the bandits operating at Shinkafi and Zurmi axis Discreet investigation is ongoing.
In a related development, on 8th December, 2022 at about 1330 hours, Police Tactical operatives while on stop and search, acted on credible information that led to the arrest of four suspects.
The four suspects were arrested in an 18-seater Toyota vehicle conveying large quantity of dried leaf suspected to be Indian hemp from Lagos and to be delivered to Kaura Namoda in Zamfara state. In the course of interrogation, the suspects confessed that the consignment was meant for bandits operating in a forest under Shinkafi LGA of Zamfara state.
Some of the suspects were
Abubakar Idaho ’75 years old of Kwarya Tsugunne village in Maru LGA.
Almustapha Dahiru 69 years old of Yanbuki village in Zurmi LGA.
Mohammed Sani Jibrin ‘M’ of Kekun Waje village in Bungudu LGA.
The 1st and 2nd suspects mentioned above were arrested by the Police Tactical operatives in connection with partnering with bandits to impose levies on Kwarya Tsugunne and Yanbuki villages in Maru and Zurmi LGAs respectively. The suspects during interrogation confessed to the Police that, on several occasions, they imposed levies on villagers that run into millions and delivered same to bandits while getting their percentage. They further confessed that, recently they imposed and collected levy of one million, two hundred thousand Naira from Kwarya Tsugunne village.
The spokesman of the command, SP Mohammed Shehu confirmed the stories.
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