Military arrests Nigerian soldier and girlfriend supplying ammunition, uniforms to bandits

Military arrests Nigerian soldier and girlfriend supplying ammunition, uniforms to bandits

- The Nigerian military has arrested a soldier suspected to be a supplier of materials to bandits

- The suspect was nabbed along with his girlfriend in Zamfara, according to the state government

- The development was confirmed by the governor through his deputy chief of staff, Bashir Maru, on Friday, March 5

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War against insecurity received a massive boost as a Nigerian soldier and his girlfriend were apprehended for supplying materials to the bandits in Zamfara state.

Bashir Maru, deputy chief of staff to the governor of the state, Bello Matawalle, confirmed this on Friday, March 5, in a statement made available to

According to Maru, the suspects were recently caught supplying ammunition and military uniforms to armed bandits.

Military arrests Nigerian soldier and girlfriend supplying ammunition, uniforms to bandits
Governor Matawalle's aide disclosed a soldier and girlfriend were caught supplying ammunition to bandits in Zamfara. Photo credit: @Bellomatawalle1
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The governor's deputy chief of staff making the disclosure at a press conference, said the soldier was arrested by the military through community-driven intelligence.

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Earlier, reported that Governor Matawalle revealed how a community in Zamfara state resisted an attack by bandits.

The governor who spoke through his deputy chief of staff on Friday, March 5, said villagers in Ruwan Tofa community resisted and killed some of the bandits, who attacked them on Thursday.

According to the governor, Ruwan Tofa and a neighbouring village in Maru local government area of the state were attacked by the bandits.

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Meanwhile, the Zamfara government has declared a dusk-to-dawn curfew in Jangebe town in Talata Mafara local government area of the state.

The state commissioner for information, Sulaiman Anka, made the announcement in a statement sent to journalists on Thursday, March 4.

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According to him, the government’s decision was in reaction to the riots that took place in the town following the return of the released abducted school children.


Oluwatobi Bolashodun is a journalist with six years of working experience in the media industry. She graduated from Babcock University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication. Oluwatobi is a Current Affairs Editor, mostly writing on political, educational, and business topics. She uses her team spirit to encourage others to work hard.


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