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Female gun-runner arrested by police in Zamfara

A female gun-runner has been arrested by Zamfara state police command for supplying arms and ammunition to a notorious armed bandit known as Dawa.

The suspect, Gaje Abdullahi, a native of Katsina was arrested on November 29 by Police Tactical Operatives and was accused of giving information to bandits.

While parading the suspect alongside six others at the command headquarters  in Gusau, the Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Shehu, said the suspects were arrested for offenses related to banditry, arms supply, intimidation and extortion.

According to Media reports, The police also arrested six other suspected bandits and kidnappers alleged to have threatened members of different communities with messages to either pay levies or face attacks.

The suspects are: Jamilu Mohammed of Gadar Manya village, Zayyanu Barmo of Manya Babba village, Abubakar Usman of Mandau Village, Lauwali Girkau of Girkau village, Sala Girkau of Girkau village, and Abubakar Yahaya of Tungar Mani Village.

Police operatives also rescued 15 kidnap victims, including a one-year-old baby that was abducted from the Funtua Local Government Area of Katsina State.

Writing by Fany Olumoye ; Editing by Omotola Oguneye and Tony Okerafor