Zamfara State Police Command has arrested one Isiyaku Babangida, identified as “one of the most wanted bandits in Kabe village of Kebbi State.”
Bandit Arrested In Zamfara
The command spokesman, Mohammed Shehu, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, said Babangida was arrested during a security operation in Anka and Bukkuyum LGAs of Zamfara.
The statement reads, “Zamfara Police Tactical Operatives, while on anti-banditry patrol, acted on intelligence information about an attempt by a notorious bandits’ group led by its leader, Alhaji Bello, to invade and attack some communities in Anka and Bukkuyum LGAs respectively.
“The Police operatives swung into action and moved to the nearby bandits’ enclaves that led to a serious gun battle between the bandits and the Police operatives.
“The superior fire power of the Police successfully dislodged the bandits, a situation that forced them to flee with possible gunshot wounds.
“One of the most wanted bandits in the camp, called Isiyaku Babangida of Kabe village of Kebbi State, was arrested.”
He added that AK-47 rifles, “fabricated guns”, and ammunition were recovered during the operation.
“In the course of interrogation, the suspect explained how he and his other group members that bear AK-47 rifles, invaded several villages in Anka, Bukkuyum, Gummi, rustled unspecified number of cattle, and kidnapped many innocent people and kept them in captivity until their relations paid ransom,” Shehu added.
KanyiDaily had also reported how some bandits arrested a scavenger with stolen items and handed him over to the authorities in Katsina State.