- The armed bandits responsible for the attack on the Emir of Potiskum have been apprehended
- The Nigeria Police Force revealed that they arrested the criminals during the recent raid of some forests in Kaduna state
- The police had recently stormed the Kurudu forest in Birnin Gwari, Kaduna state and killed many of the insurgents
The Nigeria Police Force has announced the arrest of the armed bandits responsible for the attack on the Emir of Potiskum, Alhaji Umaru Bubaram Ibn Wuriwa Bauya, along Kaduna-Zaria road on Tuesday, January 14.
The bandits are members of the dread Ansaru Terror Group unleashing large scale violence on Kaduna communities in recent times.
The police recently stormed the operational bases of the group in Kuduru Forest, Birnin-Gwari, Kaduna state.
A statement from police spokesman, Frank Mba, sent to journalists on Sunday, February 9, revealed that are three in number - Munkailu Liman Isah aka Babban, Abdullahi Saminu aka Danmunafiki and Aminu Usman.
Preliminary investigation reveals that the arrested suspects were actively involved in the recent attack and attempted kidnap of the Emir of Potiskum that resulted in the gruesome killing of the Emir’s police escorts, Mba said.
He further stated that the group were responsible for recent attacks in major highways across the north, adding that the bandits arrested are helping police with some information at the moment.
The statement also revealed that some Nigerians are giving tacit support to the terror groups by deliberately doing businesses with them through the supply of essential goods.
Recall that the police recently announced the death of notorious bandits' commanders in Kaduna state - Haruna Basullube and Bashir Leta.
The criminals met their waterloo when the police stormed their hideout in Birnn Gwari Kaduna state and dislodged them on Wednesday, February 6.
In a related development, following the disclosure of the Nigerian police that it killed 250 terrorists during the operation, there have been arguments on social media if numbers given were factual.
Residents in the area, however, said the police might have left the corpses inside the forest as they did not see any bodies.
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