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Zamfara: The police arrest two gang informants and recover the weed

Zamfara State Police Command has revealed that it has arrested two bandit informers using dangerous drugs and other substances suspected of being marijuana.

This came in a statement signed and issued to reporters in Gosau, the state capital, by the state police spokesman SP Mohamed Shekhu.

He gave the names of the suspects and they are Murtala Musafrum Kadu village in Kaura Namoda local government area of ​​the state, Mustafa Lawala from Kasua Dagi district in the same local government area.

The third suspect was identified as Sharapelo Taju from Bela village, Bongodo local government area of ​​the state.

He said, “On January 24, 2023, police investigators acted on intelligence reports and arrested the above-mentioned suspects who were staying in Bela village of Bongodo Local Government Area.

“The suspects prior to their arrest were part of a criminal gang who provided information to the bandits and also provided all forms of dried leaves suspected of Indian helmet and other dangerous drugs.

“Their business continued to aggregate attacks, kidnappings and killing of innocent people in Bongodo, Kura Namuda and Birnin Magagi local areas by bandits.”

Speaking, he said another criminal element specialized in criminal conspiracy, kidnappings, cattle rustling and other forms of crimes including being informants for bandits.

He stated that the name of the suspect is Ali Abdullah, a 46-year-old man from Gobuchi, Kaduna State.

On January 23, 2023, elements of the police based on an intelligence report arrested the aforementioned suspect.

The suspect was a member of a criminal gang operating in Kaduna, Zamfara and other neighboring countries.

“In the course of the police investigations, the suspect confessed, on several occasions, that he, along with other members of his gang, participated in the kidnapping of an unspecified number of persons and collected millions of naira as ransom from the relatives of the victims.

He also admitted that he had abducted an unspecified number of cows and sheep.

Sheikho said the accused will be tried before a competent court to prosecute him once the investigation is completed.

The state police spokesman added that the command arrested Gaddafi Abdullah on charges of attempted premeditated murder in Anka Local Government Area of ​​the state.

According to the statement, two local firearms and two cartridges were seized.

On January 22, 2023, police investigators, acting on a complaint from Ahad Qasimu Abdullah of Anka, arrested the suspect on charges of criminal conspiracy and attempted premeditated murder against the complainant.

“While the investigation continues, the suspect is equally identified by family members of the late Abdallah Nakuda for allegedly killing their father sometime in 2022.

The ongoing investigation revealed that the suspect was among the members of the banned group known as Yansakai.

Zamfara: The police arrest two gang informants and recover the weed

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