Operatives of Zamfara State Police Command have Arrested Seven (7) Suspects for various offenses related to Banditry, Arms Supply , Intimidation to wit Extortion and Rescued Fifteen (15) Kidnapped Victims After Spending 50 Days in Captivity.
This was revealed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) SP Shehu Mohammed during a Press briefing at the command’s headquarters in Gusau.
SP Shehu explained that a syndicate of 6 person was arrested for criminal conspiracy, intimidation who specialized in extorting villagers in Anka local government area of the state, they were disguising as bandits collecting levy from the innocent citizens through a dedicated bank account.
He noted that the fake Bandits have collected millions of Naira from their victims and a sum of Seven hundred thousand Naira cash were recovered from the suspects.
The PPRO added that, the police operatives also succeeded in the arrest of a female gunrunner Gaje Abdullahi who specialized in supplying arms and ammunition to a notorious Bandits Kingpin A.K.A Dawa.
Read full text of the press briefing:
ARREST OF 6 SUSPECTS INVOLVED IN CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY, INTIMIDATION TO WIT EXTORTION
Name of Suspects :
1. Jamilu Mohammed ‘M’ of Gadar Manya village
2. Zayyanu Barmo ‘M’ of Manya Babba village
3. Abubakar Usman ‘M’ of Mandau Village
4. Lauwali Girkau ‘M’ of Girkau village
5. Sala Girkau ‘M’ of Girkau village
6. Abubakar Yahaya ‘M’ of Tungar Mani Village
On 29th November, 2022 at about 1615hrs, Police Tactical operatives have arrested 6 Suspects who pretend as bandits to place levies on their host communities.
As a result, they collected millions of Naira through a bank account they created for this purpose.In the course of investigation, all the suspects confessed to the crime and futher stated that part of the activities was to send threatening message to the villages to either pay money or face attack.
They further confessed of receiving millions of Naira from five different communities. Discreet investigation is ongoing aimed at apprehending other suspects that involve in this crime.
ARREST OF A FEMALE GUNRUNNER WHO SPECIALIZES IN SUPPLYING ARMS AND AMMUNITION TO BANDITS OPERATING IN THE STATE.
Name of Suspects:
1. GAJE ABDULLAH ‘F’ OF MADACHI VILLAGE IN KATSINA STATE.
On 29th November, 2022 Police Tactical Operatives acted on intelligence information and arrested the above mentioned female suspect.
The female suspect is a notorious Gunrunner that specialses in transporting Arms and Ammunition to a notorious bandit kingpin Known as Dawa.
The said bandit kingpin has been a notorious bandit leader terrorising the innocent people of Zamfara and neighbouring states. The suspect confessed to her involvement in the crime. Investigation is in progress.
RESCUE OF FIFTEEN (15) KIDNAPPED VICTIMS INCLUDING TWO (2) CHILD OF 1 YEAR OLD EACH.
Police Tactical Operatives in collaboration with Vigilante acted on intelligence information regarding the abduction of 15 victims by bandits terrorist at Dike village in Funtua LGA of Katsina State.
The Police operatives on receiving the intelligence information mobilized to the location and conducted search and rescue operation at sabon garin Dustin Kaura forest in Danjibga district of Tsafe LGa.
The rescue operation was successfully conducted, leading to the rescue of the victims Hale and Hearty.
The victims were taken to the hospital for medical check, debriefed by the Police detectives and handed over their families. The Commissioner of Police, CP Kolo Yusuf psc, while commending the Police operatives and vigilante for the successful rescue operation, congratulates the victims for regaining their freedom, and reiterates the Command’s continuous determination to rid the state of criminal activities and apprehend criminal elements committing heinous crimes across the state.
SP Mohammed Shehu Anipr,
Police Public Relations officer, For : Commissioner of Police,
Zamfara State Command Gusau.