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Police parades 16 suspected bandits in Zamafara

The Zamfara State Police Command has paraded 16 suspects of Banditry, cattle rustling, Kidnapping, culpable homicide, armed robbery, car snatching and other offences.

Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, of the command SP Shehu Mohammed said the suspects were arrested by the police tactical Squads.

SP Shehu explained that the suspects Surajo Almandawi ‘m’ 30 years old and Bage Mohammed ‘m’ aged 40 years were arrested by the police tactical Operatives along Gusau – Funtua Road acting on intelligence information during a confidence building patrol.

He said the suspects were among the Bandits terrorising villages of Kotarkwashi, Damba and some outskirts of Gusau the state Capital.

SP Shehu also disclosed that, police detectives attached to anti violence Squad have arrested one Kabiru Idi ‘m’ 35 years, Dan-hauwa Kalla ‘m’ 31 years and Majami iliya ‘m’ 27 years old for kidnapping and killing of a six year old boy after collecting ransom..

The police image maker also said, police tactical Operatives who acted on intelligence information have arrested a syndicate of 3 car snatchers and recovered Beretta pistol and one Hyundai vehicle from the suspects who also confessed to committing the crime.

Similarly, he noted that police also repelled attack on communities under Dansadau emirate of Maru local government area and recovered 2 AK-47 rifle and 35 rounds of live ammunition.

SP Shehu added that the command has also succeeded in the arrest of Bello Mohammed ‘m’ 40 years of Gadar Baga area, Gusau for criminal conspiracy, burglary and theft.

Reporting by Abdulrazak Bello; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu