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Police arrest informants, truck conveying foodstuff to terrorists in Zamfara

The police in Zamfara State have arrested a truck loaded with foodstuff being conveyed to bandits working in Dangulbi space of Maru native authorities.

In a press release signed by the spokesperson of the Zamfara State police command, Mohammed Shehu on Wednesday, the police additionally arrested eight informants for bandits and recovered 4 rifles, 250 rounds of AK 47 stay ammunition and 9 rustled cattle.

The driver of the truck was arrested whereas he was conveying foodstuff to bandits working within the Maru, Anka and Gusau areas of the Dangulbi – Magami forest.

“Hard medicine that embrace, Penta injection, tramadol tabs, chloroquine injection, exzol tabs, and cartons of beer had been additionally discovered within the truck. There had been additionally two units of wrappers,” the police spokesperson stated.

Mr Shehu stated the informants had been arrested in separate operations throughout the state.

Two individuals, Hauwa Usman and Aliyu Mamuda, had been arrested in Munhaye forest in Tsafe. They allegedly confessed to offering meals stuff to bandits working in Munhaye forest.

The police spokesperson stated the remaining informants had been arrested in communities in Gusau and Maru Local Government areas.

Two suspects, Musa Umar and Idris Yaro, had been arrested with 9 rustled cows alongside Magami and Wanke roads in Gusau space.

“On 10th October 2022 Police Detectives connected to Anti Violence Section Zamfara State Command whereas on patrol alongside Gusau – Wanke, street acted on intelligence data and arrested the above-named suspects whereas conveying 9 rustled cows in a truck. In the course of interrogation, the suspects couldn’t give passable account of the cows; or offered paperwork that may legitimize their possession of the cows. Discreet investigation is in progress,” he stated.

The police additionally stated their personnel repelled an assault by bandits in Tsafe, Bukkuyum and Shinkafi native authorities areas of the state.

“Police Tactical Operatives of the Command whereas on rigorous patrol in some hassle areas in Tsafe, Bukkuyum and Shinkafi LGAs acquired a collection of misery calls from communities on plan by bandits to assault their villages. In response to the misery calls, the operatives succeeded in repelling a lot of the deliberate assaults the place a severe trade of fireside between the bandits and the Police operatives ensued, forcing the bandits to flee with attainable gunshot wounds sustained. In the course of the search on the scene, the above-mentioned arms and different reveals belonging to the bandits had been recovered.

“Exhibits recovered had been one (1) AK 49 rifle, two (2) AK47 rifles, one (1) lar rifle, one (1) cutlass & bunch of charms. Normalcy had since been restored within the areas, whereas confidence constructing patrol is being sustained,” Mr Shehu added.

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