Zamfara State Police Command has paraded categories of arrested suspects over alleged supplies of items comprising foods, fuel and diesel, hard drugs as well to the various bandits’ camps across the bushes in the state.
Briefing Journalists on the development at the Zamfara State Police Command last Saturday, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Shehu Mohammed, said the Command has recorded the achievements following use of credible information emanated from the concern communities.
SP Mohammed explained that, the bandits across the bushes in the state were suffering the measures put by the State Government and were effectively enforced by the gallant men of the Police Command and other sister agencies in the state.
“It now appeared that, the bandits are starving as they are lacking foods, fuel and hard drugs without which they could not operate as they were doing before the shutdown of telecoms services, weekly markets and the total restrictions of movements in the state”, the PPRO has explained.
He further informed that, Police operatives on enforcement of new security measures duty acted on intelligence information and arrested the suspect identified as Malam Haruna with four Jerri cans of Diesel which were purchased from Kaduna State and were to be supplied to the bandits at their camp.
“Further intelligence revealed that the suspect was the one who went to the bandits Camp and installed a Generator that is using Diesel. Hence, access to fuel by bandits become difficult. The communities also accused him of being an informant of the bandits on who is to be abducted, attacked and killed.
“Again, On the 27th September, 2021, Police operatives attached to Bungudu Division on tactical stop and search duty along Bungudu- Gusau road acted on intelligence information and intercepted a Golf vehicle, Black in color with registration number GUS-864- XA driven by the suspect from Sokoto to Gusau.
“On reaching the Police Tactical Point at Bungudu, the vehicle was stopped for search. In the process, a passenger who was suspected to own the above exhibits escaped through the door of the vehicle and ran into the bush. The vehicle was properly searched and 6.2kg of indian hemp,12 packs of Benzhexol tablet (500 tablet each) 5mg were discovered which were to be taken to the bandits at Dansadau forest.
“On 29th September, 2021, Police operatives stationed at Yankara border in Tsafe LGA, and also mandated to enforce the new security measures, acted on reliable information and arrested Bilyaminu Usman carrying a bag of maize which was purchased at Yankara Market in Katsina State, and was to be taken to the bandits in the bush.
“When interrogated, the suspect has confessed to have purchased the maize at Yankara Market in Katsina State and deliver it to unidentified person at Wanzamai Village. While the second suspect Abbas Garba was arrested on information that he cooks food and taken it to the bandits in the bush which contravenes the new security measures of the State Government on illegal transportation and supply of food items in and out of the state.
“In the same light, On 29th September, 2021, Police operatives in collaboration with the Joint Task force for the enforcement of new security measures also acted on intelligence report and arrested one Mukhtar Rilwan in possession of 2 different bags containing hard drugs which were to be supplied to bandits in the forest.
“In the course of interrogation, the suspect confessed to be bandits collaborator who has been supplying drugs to various bandits enclaves in the state. Suspect had since been charged to court and he is now under the custody of correctional centre facility”, the PPRO has added.