In its continuous onslaught against activities of criminal elements in the State, the Zamfara State Police Command, under the leadership of CP Kolo Yusuf psc, has reiterated the determination of the officers and men of the Command to keep on doing their possible best in line with the mission and vision of the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba psc+, NPM, fdc, to end the lingering insecurity bedeviling Zamfara State for over a decade.
The Commissioner of Police gave the assurance through the Police Public Relations Officer; SP Mohammed Shehu while parading nine (9) suspects arrested by the Police Tactical Operatives during an intelligence led operations conducted in some criminal hideouts in the State.
The following are list of suspects arrested/exhibits recovered for the information of the general public;
1. ARREST OF TWO (2) INFORMANTS TO ARMED BANDITS WHO COLLABORATE WITH BANDITS THAT OPERATE IN MUNHAYE FOREST OF TSAFE LGA:
NAME OF SUSPECTS:
HAUWA’U USMAN ‘F’ AGED 43YRS OF BARAKALLAHU AREA, GUSAU
ALIYU MAMUDA ‘M’ AGED 43YRS OF T/WADA AREA GUSAU LGA
On 6th October, 2022, Police Tactical Operatives acted on intelligence information and arrested the above named suspects who were allegedly collaborating with notorious bandits from Munhaye forest in Tsafe LGA. One of the suspects, Hauwa’u Usman, a female residing in Gusau confessed that Ali and Hamza are her younger brothers and are among the bandits who based in Munhaye forest terrorizing communities of Tsafe and neighbouring Katsina State. Intelligence information about her revealed that she has been an informant to her two younger brothers (Bandits) in the bush. Even though, she denied fraternizing with them, but she indicted the second suspect Aliyu Mamuda to be the supplier of drugs, food stuff, operational motorcycles for banditry and hiring labourers for the bandits to go and farm their farmlands in the bush.
ARREST OF TWO (2) SUSPECTS IN CONNECTION WITH CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY AND INTIMIDATION TO WIT KIDNAPPING:
NAME OF SUSPECT:
MUBARAK YUSUF ‘M’ AGED 27YRS OF UNGUWAR MANGORO BIRNIN RUWA GUSAU LGA
IBRAHIM RABI’U ‘M’ AGED 35YRS OF SAME ADDRESS
ALIYU BUZU NOW AT LARGE
On 7th October, 2022, Police Tactical Operatives attached to CP’s Monitoring Unit State headquarters acted on intelligence information and arrested the above named suspects. One of the suspects Mubarak Yusuf confessed to have connived with his gang members Ibrahim Rabi’u and Aliyu Buzu now at large, called his uncle and and his neighbor and intimidated them to either give them the sum of Five Million Naira (N5,000,000) and Four Million Naira (N4,000,000) or risk kidnap. The second suspect Ibrahim Rabi’u also confessed to the crime and further stated that, apart from engaging in this crime, he also specializes in fraudulent act where he severally called innocent people and claimed to be a spirit that makes people to be rich, and collected money on three different occasions in the name making them rich.
3. ARREST OF TWO (2) SUSPECTS FOR BEING IN POSSESSION OF NINE RUSTLED COWS ALONG MAGAMI – WANKE ROAD:
NAME OF SUSPECTS:
MUSA UMAR ‘M’ AGED 54YRS OF BINI IN MARU LGA
IDRIS YARO ‘M’ AGED 40YRS OF SAME ADDRESS
EXHIBITS RECOVERED: –
NINE (9) RUSTLED COWS
On 10th October, 2022 Police Detectives attached to Anti Violence Section Zamfara State Command while on patrol along Gusau – Wanke, road acted on intelligence information and arrested the above named suspects while conveying nine rustled cows in a truck. In the course of interrogation, the suspects could not give satisfactory account of the cows; or presented documents that will legitimize their ownership of the cows. Discreet investigation is in progress.
4. REPELLED OF BANDITRY ATTACKS ON SOME COMMUNITIES IN TSAFE, BUKKUYUM AND SHINKAFI LGAs/RECOVERY OF ARMS AND OTHER DANGEROUS WEAPONS:
ONE (1) AK-49 RIFLE
TWO (2) AK-47 RIFLES
ONE (1) LAR RIFLE
ONE (1) CUTLASS & BUNCH OF CHARMS
Police Tactical Operatives of the Command while on rigorous patrol in some trouble locations in Tsafe, Bukkuyum and Shinkafi LGAs received series of distress calls from communities on plan by bandits to attack their villages. In response to the distress calls, the operatives succeeded in repelling most of the planed attacks where serious exchange of fire between the bandits and the Police operatives ensued, forcing the bandits to flee with possible gunshot wounds sustained. In the course of search at the scene, the above mentioned arms and other exhibits belonging to the bandits were recovered.
Normalcy had since been restored in the areas, while confidence building patrol is being sustained.
5.ARREST OF A GUN RUNNER/RECOVERY OF 250 ROUNDS OF AK-47 LIVE AMMUNITION:
NAME OF SUSPECT:
ABDULLAHI SANI ‘M’ AGED 28YRS OF GIDAN GARBA VILLAGE IN MARU LGA
250 ROUNDS OF AK-47 LIVE AMMUNITION
On 6th October, 2022 Police Detective of the Command while on patrol along Gusau – Wanke road intercepted the above named suspect in possession of the above exhibits. The suspect confessed to have been sent by a notorious bandits called Ladan with sum of One Million One hundred and ninety Thousand Naira (N1,190,000) to be delivered to the arms supplier who were to hand over consignment to him to deliver to the bandit leader, before nemesis caught up with him and arrested by the Police.
6. ARREST OF SUSPECT FOR AIDING BANDITRY ACTIVITIES AROUND MAGAMI – DANGULBI GENERAL AREA OF MARU LGA
NAME OF SUSPECT:
SALISU ADAMU DANGULBU ‘M’ AGED 35YRS OF DANGULBI MARU LGA
HARD GRUGS THAT INCLUDE, PENTA INJECTION, TRIMADOL TABS, CHLORIQUINE INJECTION, EXZOL TABS, CARTONS OF BEER,
FOOD STUFF AND TWO SACK OF RAPPERS
On 9th October, 2022 Police Detective of the Command in collaboration with vigilante acted on intelligence information that, a truck driven by the above named suspect was loaded with the above mentioned exhibits on transit from Kano to Dangulbi area to supply the above exhibits to the bandits operating in the bush. The driver was arrested with the exhibits and now undergoing discreet investigation with a view to arresting his partners in crime.
SP Mohammed Shehu, Anipr,
Police Public Relations Officer,
For: Commissioner of Police,
Zamfara State Command