The Zamfara State Police Command has paraded a notorious Bandit, Bandits Informants, fake Military officer and other criminals in the Gusau.
The Commissioner of Police CP Kolo Yusuf revealed this while addressing journalists while parading Ten suspects arrested by the Police Tactical Operatives during an intelligence led operations conducted in some criminal hideouts in Gusau and Tsafe LGAs respectively.
According to the CP, the notorious syndicate of informants were bandits collaborators to terrorize peace loving people of Gusau, K/Namoda, Tsafe, Bungudu LGAs and environs saying, nefarious activities of this syndicate group were to give information to Bandits to make it easier for them to attack communities and kidnap people for ransom.
“It was equally part of their activities to collect millions of Naira to source for arms/ammunition and Military camouflage uniforms for the Bandits.
Their recent dirty business was when one of the suspects Abubakar Mainasara ‘M’ A.K.A Major in his statement to the Police confessed of collecting the sum of Eight Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira (N850, 000) from the bandits to source for military camouflage uniforms for them, a consignment that was given to Babangida A.K.A Major, who connived with one of their collaborators, a Tailor, one Jamilu Lawali ‘M’ of Gusau to source and sew the uniforms which at the end was delivered to the Bandits”.
“The same suspect further confessed of collecting the sum of Two Million Naira (N2,000,000) from Bandits to supply arms and ammunition for them, even though, two of his accomplices Lawal Ibrahim ‘M’ and Surajo Idris ‘M’ confirmed to the Police that the money given to the suspect was Six Million Naira (N6,000,000) for the arms deal consignment and not N2,000,000 naira. The sum of One Million Naira (N1,000,000) was given to same Babangida Soja ‘M’, who in turn gave only Sixty Thousand Naira (N60,000) to Jamilu Lawali ‘M’, (Tailor) for the supply of the ammunition who at the end supplied Ten (10) rounds of AK-47 live ammunition which was handed over to Bandits through Babangida Soja and Abubakar Mainasara ‘M’” the PPRO Revealed
The Commissioner of Police Zamfara State Command CP Kolo Yusuf psc, reiterated the determination of the Zamfara State Police Command to keep on doing everything within the ambit of the law to end the lingering insecurity bedeviling Zamfara State for over a decade.
He noted that, operatives recovered One AK47 rifle, One LAR rifle and 174 rounds of live ammunitions from a notorious Bandit, Umar Namari ‘M’ aged 35 years of Mada District in Gusau Local Government Area who was arrested along Gusau – Kwatarkwashi – Mada Axis while on surveillance patrol, in the course of interrogation, the suspect confessed to be one of the notorious bandits terrorizing Mada and Kotor Koshi with banditry attacks, Kidnapping, Cattle Rustling and other heinous crime.
The police also arrested one Zainu Lawal, ‘M’ aged 39 of Tsafe LGA, who claimed to be an ex-soldier, who was arrested in possession of a locally fabricated revolver Gun, Military camouflage uniform, fake Military I.D Card and other dangerous weapons.
SP Shehu added that all the suspects will be charged to Court for Prosecution, upon completion of the ongoing investigation.