A notorious bandit leader in Zamfara State has been arrested by operatives of the Police Special Tactical Squad and the Intelligence Response Team of the Department of Force Intelligence.
Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Muyiwa Adejobi, made this known on Wednesday while conducting the parade of 54 arrested criminals and suspected kidnappers, armed robbers, and gun runners, among others, at the Force Headquarters in Abuja.
Adejobi said the bandit leader identified as Auwal Abdullahi, confessed his involvement in the kidnapping of some students of Federal Government College, Yauri, in Kebbi State in 2021.
Abdullahi said he collaborated with another bandit leader, Kachala Dogogide, to kidnap the students who were subsequently taken to Dansadau forest, in Zamfara State.
The bandit said Dogogide led about 100 men to the school for the raid.”
Adejobi said: “Upon his arrest, he confessed to having participated in the kidnap of the students on June 17, 2021, which he did in collaboration with one Kachala Dogogide of Dansadau forest, in Zamfara State, who happened to be the gang leader who led about 100 men to the school for the raid.”
The police spokesman also disclosed that operatives of the Intelligence Response Team have arrested Jabbi Nasani and Zayyan Muhammad, who are both major suppliers of arms and ammunition to these bandits.
He added, “In an operation on August 12, 2023, operatives of the D STS received critical intelligence about banditry syndicates causing havoc in Gus and its neighbouring areas in Zamfara State.
“Swift, intelligent action was taken leading to the apprehension of Jabbi Nasani and Zayyan Muhammad, who are both major suppliers of arms and ammunition to these bandits.
“During this operation, four AK-47 rifles, five AK-47 magazines, three fabricated AK-47 rifles, and 17 rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition were recovered. The suspects have already been charged in court.”
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