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Police arrest bandit, recover arms in Zamfara

The Zamfara state police command said it has arrested a suspected notorious bandit (name withheld) in Gurusu town in Bukkuyum local government area of the state.

In a statement in Gusau on Saturday, by the Police Public Relations Officer of the Command, SP Muhammad Shehu, said the arrest was made on Friday after receiving information on presence of bandits in the area.

SP Shehu said “We received distress call from the area that there was presence of bandits in the bush near Gurusu village.

According to him, “The area commander of Anka police area command mobilised and led a team of police mobile men for bush combing operation in the area which lasted for hours and led to the arrest of the suspect.

He said “A locally made gun with two live cartridges and one operational motorcycle were recovered from the suspect.”

Meanwhile, the command said it had also arrested a woman, Salamatu Shehu from Rafin-Gona village in Anka local government area, for allegedly killing her husband.

SP Shehu said the incident occurred on June 27, when the suspect and her husband were fighting and she was alleged to have used a stool to hit her husband to death.

According to him, all the suspects are in police custody and will be charged to court after investigation.

The PPRO further, appealed to communities in the state to always provide information that would assist the  security agencies to fight criminals.


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