One person has lost his life while four others wounded in a clash between Men of Anti Thuggery Operatives and some hoodlums at the Gusau Central Motor Park, Zamfara State.
The Chairman, Zamfara State Anti Thuggery, Committee, Bello Soja Bakyasuwa confirmed this in an interview in Gusau.
Soja Bakyasuwa said, his men went to the motor park in order to arrest some suspected criminals who were on the wanted list of the committee.
According to him, there were bad elements in the motor park who used to sponsor political thugs to attack people during political rallies, adding that, others were drug barons who sell dangerous drugs to criminals and bandits.
Bakyasuwa added that, the operatives went to the motor park in order to arrest those involved in these unlawful activities but unfortunately they were attacked by the hoodlums who were carrying dangerous weapons.
The committee Chairman further explained that his men were surrounded by the hoodlums most of them were carrying weapons in a bid to prevent us from arresting the suspects, so there was exchange of fire where one man was shot dead and four others injured.
He said they have arrested some of the suspects including their gang leader popularly known as “Dandos” and his lieutenants and they are currently in police custody, others are with us for further investigation and there are other in the hospital.
When contacted, the Zamfara State Police Public Relations Officer SP Mohammed Shehu confirmed the incident, adding that the commissioner of CP Kolo Yusuf has visited the motor park and assured to do justice to all parties involved.
All efforts to contact officials of the NURTW Zamfara state proved abortive as the phone numbers of the chairman and secretary of CBN the union are not responding to our calls.