Notorious Zamfara Bandit Leader Arrested for Kidnapping Federal College Students

Notorious Zamfara Bandit Leader Arrested for Kidnapping Federal College Students

Notorious Bandit Leader Arrested in Zamfara State

A notorious bandit leader operating in Zamfara State has been apprehended by the Police Special Tactical Squad and the Intelligence Response Team of the Department of Force Intelligence.

This significant arrest was revealed by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Muyiwa Adejobi, during a press conference held at the Force Headquarters in Abuja.

Parade of Arrested Criminals and Suspected Perpetrators

During the press conference, ACP Adejobi conducted the parade of 54 criminals, including suspected kidnappers, armed robbers, and gun runners, among others.

This move underscores the commitment of the Nigeria Police Force to address criminal activities and enhance public safety.

Bandit Leader’s Confession About Student Kidnapping

The arrested bandit leader, identified as Auwal Abdullahi, made a startling confession about his involvement in the kidnapping of students from the Federal Government College in Yauri, Kebbi State, in 2021.

He revealed that he collaborated with another notorious bandit leader, Kachala Dogogide, in carrying out the abduction. The abducted students were subsequently taken to Dansadau forest in Zamfara State.

Collaboration with Kachala Dogogide

Auwal Abdullahi further disclosed that Kachala Dogogide, the gang leader, led approximately 100 men during the raid on the school.

This revelation sheds light on the scale and coordination of the criminal activities carried out by these bandit groups.

Arrest of Major Suppliers of Arms and Ammunition

The police operation was not limited to apprehending bandits but also extended to the capture of individuals involved in supplying arms and ammunition to these criminal elements.

Jabbi Nasani and Zayyan Muhammad, who played significant roles as suppliers of weaponry to the bandits, were arrested by the Intelligence Response Team.

Seizure of Weapons and Legal Action

During the operation, a significant cache of weaponry was confiscated, including AK-47 rifles, magazines, and fabricated rifles, along with live ammunition.

The suspects have already been charged in court, marking a significant step towards accountability for their involvement in aiding criminal activities in Zamfara State.

The police’s swift and intelligent action demonstrates their commitment to curbing banditry and enhancing security in the region.

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