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Army nabs Zamfara LG Chairman, other informants linked with bandits

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The Nigerian Army says it’s troops of Operation Sharan Daji have arrested the Vice Chairman of Anka Local Government Area (LGA) of Zamfara State, Mr. Yahuza Ibrahim Wuya, for allegedly leaking information bandits.

The Force Information Officer, Operation Sharan Daji, Major Clement Abiade, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday said the Vice chairman was arrested on the 13th of April 2019, after credible intelligence report linked him to bandits in Wuya and Sunke communities.

Abiade explained that Ibrahim was allegedly reported to seamlessly assist in selling rustled/stolen cows and donkeys as well as giving information about troops, other security agencies and vigilantes’ movement to the bandits.

He added that the LG vice Chairman was also accused of aiding the release of a notorious gun runner one Sani Yaro from Gusau prison.

In another related development, Abiade further informed that the troops also arrested two suspected informants along Burukusuma – Sabon Birni in Sokoto State.

One of the suspected Zamfara bandits’ informants

“They are Mallam Ibrahim Bangaje and Mallam Ado Bayero.”

The spokesperson said the suspects will be handed over to relevant security agency for possible prosecution after initial investigation.

He added that the Force Commander Operation SHARAN DAJI, Maj Gen Hakeem Oladapo Otiki reiterates the commitment of the troops towards entrenching enduring peace and tranquillity in Zamfara and its contiguous States of Katsina, Kebbi and Sokoto.

“He enjoins the public to support the operation by reporting suspicious activities and movement of bandits to close by security agencies for prompt action.” Abiade said.


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