Civil Servants Arrested in Connection with Banditry in Northern State

Civil Servants Arrested in Connection with Banditry in Northern State

- Zamfara government has been making progress to swipe out banditry from the northern state

- No fewer than 35 suspects including civil servants have been arrested in Gusau, the state capital for terrorising people

- According to the information commissioner in Zamfara, the suspects have already confessed to their various crimes

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About thirty-five individuals including civil servants have been arrested for their involvement in banditry in Zamfara state.

Channels TV reports that the state government confirmed the arrest in a statement signed on Wednesday, April 28, by Ibrahim Magaji Dosara., the commissioner for information.

Dosara noted that the 35 suspects were nabbed in Gusau, the state capital.

Civil Servants Arrested in Connection with Banditry in Northern State
Zamfara state government has announced the arrest of thirty-five people in connection with banditry. Photo credit: @Bellomatawalle1
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He went on to note that the suspects confessed to their various crimes following their interrogations.

The commissioner, according to Daily Times, added that they have already been transferred to Abuja for further action before prosecution.

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Bandits have been warned by the Zamfara state government to renounce criminality and embrace the state government's dialogue and peace initiative to become good citizens.

The government stressed its intention to take punitive measures against criminals, as a matter of urgency.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Bello Matawalle, the governor of Zamfara, directed security agencies to henceforth demolish the houses of informants and those supplying arms to bandits in the state.

The governor issued the order when he received the Sokoto state governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, along with his council members who came to commiserate with the government and people over the recent bandit’s attack in some parts of the state.

This was contained in a statement signed by Yusuf Idris, the director-general on media to the governor, in Gusau on Wednesday, April 28.

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In a related development, the bandit leader, Auwal Daudawa, who planned the abduction of over 300 students in Katsina state has gone back to banditry.

Daudawa abandoned the amnesty offered to him by the Zamfara state government and returned back to the trenches, less than three months after his celebrated repentance.

A security source quoted in the report said Daudawa has relocated to one of the forests, near the border with Katsina state.

Source: Legit Nigeria

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