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Published On: Thu, Apr 12th, 2018

Zamfara Police arrest 35 bandits, cattle rustlers

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From Ibrahim Sidi Muh’d Gusau

The Zamfara state Police Command said it has succeeded in the arrest of 35 notorious criminals involving armed bandits, cattle rustlers, kidnappers and hoodlums popularly known as’Sara-Suka terrorizing the state.
The Command, said it also recovered 89 assorted firearms in the possession of the bandits.
Parading the suspects at the state Police Command in Gusau yesterday,
the Commissioner of Police, CP Kenneth Ebrimson explained that, the recovery of firearms and ammunitions was successful during encounter with the bandits.
CP Ebrimson further announced that, others were the arms and ammunitions surrendered within the period of 21 days ultimatum as directed by the IGP Ibrahim Idris, while the third category were the arms and ammunitions recovered through Police Information network and complaint boxes.
The Commissioner said, the tactical Police team on Fear Reduction Patrol has foiled a planned attack on Mada town by the armed bandits and was successful to have accosted and arrested two notorious bandits who have been recorded terrorizing the area and its environs with the recovery of 25 rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition and assorted dangerous charms.
In the same light, the Commissioner has paraded three notorious cattle rustlers who were arrested in Bukkuyum local government area, saying, “They were also suspected to have perpetrated several heinous crimes in the state”. He said they will be charged to court as soon as investigation is completed.
In another development, a notorious armed bandit terrorizing Katuru axes under Shinkafi local government area identified as Idris Arzika was also arrested in possession of two locally made guns, and is currently helping the Police with information with a view to making more arrest and recovery of arms.
“In a sustained raid at various criminal hideouts within Gusau metropolis and it’s environs, twenty members of the dreaded group of Sara-Suka who have been terrorizing people with their nefarious activities have been arrested with their tools of trade comprising, dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp, tramadol tablets and 3 bottles of shooter intoxicant,” CP Ebrimson added.

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