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Police arrests five notorious bandit leaders in Zamfara

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The Zamfara State Police Command arrested 5 infamous bandit leaders at numerous areas within the state this week.

Amongst them is a Nigerien, who focuses on supplying subtle weapons and ammunition to bandits. Certainly one of them, whereas being paraded, demonstrated how he hides his gun in his motorbike to keep away from being arrested by safety operatives.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Mohammed Shehu, mentioned the police recovered 4 AK-47 rifles and 960 rounds of reside ammunition.

He mentioned the suspects, who concentrate on excessive profile crimes starting from banditry, kidnapping, cattle rustling, armed theft and murder, have confessed to their crimes.

“The group that kidnapped the youthful brother of Dr. Dauda Lawal confessed that they collected N20 million ransom whereas the abductors of Engineer Yahaya Maradun’s daughter mentioned they collected N10 million.

“Certainly one of them confessed that they used to share between two, three, 4 to 6 hundred thousand naira relying on the quantity that engaged within the operation,” he mentioned.

Shehu defined that the arrest of the suspected bandit leaders was achieved by operatives of the Power Intelligence Bureau deployed to the state in collaboration with different operatives.

In keeping with him, statements made by the suspects is helping the police of their manhunt for his or her fleeing colleagues.

Abubakar Dauran, the state Commissioner for Safety and Residence Affairs, counseled the police and different safety companies for his or her function in securing the state.

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