A man said to be a relative to former Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Attahir Bafarawa, has been arrested for supplying bandits with army uniforms and boots.
Naija News understands that the suspect whose name is simply mentioned as Habu, confessed to the crime in the presence of the Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, and other government officials.
It was revealed in the barely three minutes video (in which the conversation was in Hausa language) obtained by our correspondent from a reliable source that the suspect buys the military uniforms and boots from a supplier in Kaduna State.
The interviewer made it clear that Habu is a government official, his designation was, however, not mentioned in the video clip.
It was noted that the suspect has been under watch for over a year by security operatives and concerned bodies until he was caught red-handed.
Naija News understands according to the video that Habu was set up by the operatives who connived with someone to place an order for the said materials from the suspect.
The interviewer could be heard telling Habu to confess his crimes before the governor for ‘leniency’.
“Tell us the whole truth now, the Governor wants peace with everyone,” the interviewer said to the suspect.
Watch the video below:
Meanwhile, the speaker of the Zamfara House of Assembly, Nasiru Magarya, has announced the release of at least 200 residents abducted by bandits.
Magarya disclosed on Thursday when he received the delegation of the Conference of Speakers of States Legislatures in Nigeria, in Gusau, the state capital, Naija News reports.
The state Acting Governor stated that the kidnapped victims were released through peaceful dialogue and other security measures. Magarya noted that the released abductees were on their way to Gusau, the state capital, and would arrive any moment from now.
The acting governor added that the lingering security challenges facing Zamfara had been a concern to the Gov. Bello Matawalle-led administration.