From Ibrahim Sidi Muh’d, Gusau
The Zamfara state Police Command has succeeded in the arrest of most wanted persons in the nasty acts of cattle rustling and kidnappings across the 14 local government councils of the state.
Parading the suspects yesterday at the state Command, the Police Commissioner, Mr. Kenneth Ebrimson said, following ‘Operation Sharan Daji’ which was embarked upon by the Command through massive deployment of Tactical and Special Forces, one Abdullahi Abubakar suspected to be a notorious kidnapper was arrested.
“The suspect was arrested while driving a Honda Civic with registration number, BDN 358 AA and in possession of 3 AK-47 rifles, 6 magazines, 167 rounds of live ammunitions, the sum of over 68,000 naira, 3 voters card amongst other exhibits and was suspected to be on his way to attack innocent community,” Mr Ebrimson stated.
In the same light, the Commissioner further informed that, a robust Anti-Cattle Rustling Squad of the Command has succeeded in the arrest of two other wanted notorious cattle rustlers identified as Hussaini Umar and Sani Abubakar who are suspected to have attacked one Alhaji Dandari Madada and carted away 19 of his cows.
“Already, seven out of the nineteen rustled cows were recovered while the Command embarked upon efforts to ensure the recovery of the remaining twelve cows, and they will be prosecuted as soon as investigation is completed”, the Commissioner assured.
Mr. Ebrimson while commending formidable security steps earlier planned by the Inspector General of Police to ensure Zamfara is crime-free, noted that, logistics supports provided by the state government would judiciously be operated to end the menace in the state.