The Police Command in Zamfara State has arrested 13 armed robbery suspects accused of terrorizing some areas in the state.
The Zamfara state Commissioner of Police, Usman Nagogo disclosed this to newsmen noting that a pistol and two round of live ammunition was found in possession of the suspects.
Also recovered from the suspects during a search of the suspects’ houses by the police were four vehicles and dozens of motorbikes.
The police chief gave the name of the suspects as Mohammed Dahiru alias ‘Emeka Pastor’, Abubakar Ahmed, Sani Garba, Sama’ila Abubakar, Abubakar Ibrahim.
He also identified the arrested members of the motorcycle snatching syndicate to include Mubarak Abdullahi, Sanisi Muhammed, Ahmed Bello Buzu, Usman Idris Zico, Musa Abdullahi, Ibrahim Lawali and Yusha’u Mamman.
He added that Lawali lalan, Ibrahim lazy, Umaru mai Damma and Nasiru Mohammed a.k.a Dan Gummi are at large.
In his words, “On 4th October, 2019, Operation Puff Adder attached to Tudun Wada Division arrested the above mentioned hoodlums who have been terrorizing innocent people of Gusau and its environs by committing crimes ranging from armed robbery, Houses/shops breaking, snatching of vehicles/Motorcycles at gun point.”
“Their recent atrocity was at the house of coordinator National Directorate of Employment (NDE) Zamfara State where they went to his house, robbed him, and made away with his official Toyota Hillux Vehicle at gun point, and later took the vehicle to Niger Republic for sale” Mr Nagogo said.
The police commissioner added that the suspects have confessed to the crimes levelled against them and further led the police investigation team to Suleja in Niger state as well as Niger Republic where three other stolen vehicles belonging to Nura Garba Daura, of Federal University Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi state, Nasiru Ahmed of Nasarawa Tudun Wada area, Gusau and Ibrahim Sani of Sabon Gari area, Gusau were recovered.
Nagogo said all the vehicles were stolen at gun points and the suspects raped women and subjected their victims to all forms of humiliation during the attacks.