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Police apprehend 12 bandits’ informants, logistics’ suppliers, others in Zamfara

Men of the Zamfara State Police Command have apprehended and paraded ten suspected informants of bandits’ in the state.

The informants reportedly supplied foodstuff, arms and ammunition, military uniforms, and motorcycles to bandits in the state.

They also reportedly negotiated and delivered ransom to the bandits in their camps.

While speaking to newsmen at the State Police headquarters, the spokesperson of the police command, SP Mohammed Shehu revealed that the unrelenting commitment to get rid of criminal activities in the state still remained his guiding force.

“And in line with the mission and vision of the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, the State commissioner of Police Command, Mr. Kolo Yusuf has reiterated the determination of the command to keep on doing everything within the ambit of the law to end the lingering insecurity bedeviling the State for over a decade,” he said.

The Commissioner of Police assured the people, through the mouthpiece of the police, SP Mohammed Shehu while parading 10 suspected accomplices of the bandits arrested by the Police in some criminal hideouts in Gusau and Tsafe Local Government Areas.

The image maker of the police in the State said that the command smashed a 6-man syndicate of informants to bandits.

The names of the informants were revealed by the spokesperson as Abubakar Mainasara from Tsafe Local Government Area, Babangida Mohammed, alias Soja, who was caught impersonating the military from Gusau Local Government Area, Jamilu Kawali, alias Tailor, also from Gusau.

Another informant included Lawali Ibrahim frоm Kauran Namoda, Surajo Idris, popularly known as “Honourable” from Gusau and Amadu Rufai from Birini Magaji Local Government Area of the State.

“The arrested suspects listed above are members of a notorious syndicate of informants who collaborate with bandits to terrorize peace-loving people of Gusau, Kaura Namoda, Tsafe, Bungudu Local Government Areas of the State and environs.

“The 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 A.K.A Major, in his statement to the Police, confessed to collecting the sum of eight hundred and fifty thousand naira 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, one Jamilu Lawali of Gusau Local Government Area 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 N2,000,000 from bandits to supply arms and ammunitions for them, even though, two of his accomplices Lawal Ibrahim and Surajo Idris confirmed to the Police that the money given to the suspect was N6,000,000 for the arms deal consignment and not N2,000,000 naira.

“The sum of one million naira was given to same Babangida Soja, who in turn gave only N60,000 to Jamilu Lawali for the supply of the ammunition who at the end supplied 10 rounds of AK-47 live ammunition which was handed over to bandits through Babangida Soja and Abubakar Mainasara.”

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