Nigerian troops arrests council boss for ‘assisting’ Zamfara bandits
Troops of operation Sharan Daji in Zamfara State have arrested the vice chairman of Anka Local Government Zamfara State Yahuza Ibrahim Wuya for “seamlessly assisting” bandits attack Wuya and Sunke communities of the state.
Spokesman of the operation Clement Abiade said “Yahuza Ibrahim was allegedly reported to seamlessly assist in selling rustled/stolen cows and donkeys as well as giving information about troops, other security agencies and vigilantes’ movement to the bandits.”
Abiade said Ibrahim was also accused of aiding the release of a notorious gun runner one Sani Yaro from Gusau prison.
In another related development, the troops also arrested two suspected informants along Burukusuma – Sabon Birni in Sokoto State. They are Mallam Ibrahim Bangaje and Mallam Ado Bayero.
The suspects will be handed over to the relevant security agency for possible prosecution after the initial investigation.
Commander of the operation Hakeem Oladapo Otiki reiterated the troop’s commitment of the troops to ensure peace in Zamfara and neighbouring states- Katsina, Kebbi and Sokoto.
He enjoins the public to support the operation by reporting suspicious activities and movement of bandits to close by security agencies for prompt action.