“Intelligence information revealed that the suspect has been an informant to her two younger bandits brothers in the bush’
Operatives of Zamfara State Police Command have arrested two suspected informants allegedly collaborating with bandits operating from Munhaye forest of the Tsafe Local Government Area of the state.
The State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Kolo Yusuf, who spoke through the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command Mohammed Shehu(SP) gave the names of the suspects as Hauwa’u Usman, a female, and Aliyu Mamuda.
According to the commissioner, on the 6th October, 2022, the Police Tactical Operatives arrested the above named suspects based on intelligence that they were were collaborating with notorious bandits operating from Munhaye forest.
“One of the suspects, Hauwa’u Usman, a female residing in Gusau, confessed that Ali and Hamza are her younger brothers and were among the bandits based in Munhaye forest terrorizing communities of Tsafe and neighbouring communities in Katsina State.
“Intelligence information about her revealed that she has been an informant to her two younger bandits brothers in the bush.
“Even though she denied fraternizing with them, but she indicted the second suspect, Aliyu Mamuda to be the supplier of drugs, food stuff, operational motorcycles for banditry and hiring labourers for the bandits to go and farm their farmlands in the bush,” he said.
Continuing, Mr. Yusuf Kolo said that another two suspects were also nabbed for alleged criminal conspiracy and intimidation for kidnappings, giving their names as Mubarak Yusuf and Ibrahim Rabiu while he said that one Aliyu Buzu was now at large.
“On 7th October, 2022, Police Tactical Operatives attached to the commissioner’s Monitoring Unit at the State police headquarters acted on intelligence information and arrested the suspects.
“One of the suspects, Mubarak Yusuf confessed to have connived with his gang members, Ibrahim Rabi’u and Aliyu Buzu now at large and called his uncle and his neighbor, intimidating them to either give them the sum of five million naira and four million naira or escape kidnap.
“The second suspect, Ibrahim Rabi’u also confessed to the crime and further stated that, apart from engaging in this crime, he also specializes in fraudulent acts where he severally approached innocent people, claiming to be a spirit that makes people to be rich, saying that he had collected money on three different occasions in the name of making them rich,” he said.