A suspected informant for bandits in Zamfara State, Musa Na’umma has set himself ablaze.
According to Daily Trust, Na’umma set himself ablaze after he was arrested by soldiers in Dansadau town of Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
A source that spoke with the news platform disclosed that soldiers onboard about 11 military vehicles had stormed the community with a list of about 30 suspected informants.
“When they came, they began moving from house to house with the list.”
“They arrested some suspects, including one woman. One Musa Na’umma was among those arrested.
“When Na’umma was nabbed, he was taken to an army formation in the community and was locked inside a room. However, when a soldier entered the room, the suspect quickly grabbed the soldier’s rifle and struggled with him in an attempt to seize it.”
“The suspected informant then fired shot at a jerry can containing petrol and it quickly burst into flames. The soldier then swiftly jumped out of the room leaving the suspect in the raging flames,” he said.
The incident was confirmed by Senator Saidu Dansadau, who represented Zamfara Central between 1999 and 2007.
“During the recent nocturnal raid on the community, the voices of some of the informants were heard and identified pinpointing residential houses for the selected targets of the assailants.”
“I can tell you that about a dozen of youth mostly native inhabitants of Dansadau have drifted to banditry largely through financial inducements from these criminals. They are there with bandits in various camps inside the forest.”
Source: Naija News