Police arrest female gunrunner in Zamfara


The Zamfara Police Command has arrested Seven suspects including a woman gun runner supplying arms and ammunition to notorious armed bandit leader simply identify as Dawa.

Briefing newsmen on Thursday at the command headquarters in Gusau, the police public relations officer  SP Mohammed Shehu said the suspects were arrested for offences related to Banditry, Arms Supply, Intimidation and Extortion.

SP Mohammed Shehu further said police  tactical  operations has also rescued Fourteen Kidnapped Victims after spending 50 days in Captivity.

He revealed that those arrested for criminal conspiracy, intimidation to wit Extortion included Jamilu Mohammed of Gadar Manya village, Zayyanu Barmo  of Manya Babba village, Abubakar Usman  of  Mandau Village, Lauwali Girkau  of Girkau village, Sala Girkau of Girkau village and Abubakar Yahaya of Tungar Mani Village.

“On 29th November, 2022 at about 1615hrs, Police Tactical operatives arrested 6 Suspects who pretend as bandits to place levies on their host communities. As a result, they collected millions of Naira through a bank account they created for this purpose.

“In the course of investigation, all the suspects confessed to the crime and futher stated that part of the activities was to send threatening message to the villages to either pay money or face attack.They further confessed of receiving millions of Naira from five different communities. Discreet investigation is ongoing aimed at apprehending other suspects that involved in this crime”. 

According to him, the female gun runner Gaje Abdullahi of Madachi village in Katsina state was supplying arms and ammunition to bandits  operating in the state. 

“On 29th November, 2022 Police Tactical Operatives acted on intelligence information and arrested the female suspect”. 

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