LG boss, two others Arrested for aiding bandits in Zamfara
Troops of Operation SHARAN DAJI in Zamfara state have arrested the Vice Chairman, Anka Local Government of the state, Mr. Yahuza Ibrahim Wuya.
The arrest according to a statement signed by acting director public relations force headquarters of operation Sharar Daji, Major Clement Abiade was based on credible intelligence report linking him to bandits in Wuya and Sunke communities.
“Mr. Yahuza Ibrahim was allegedly reported to seamlessly aided in selling rustled/stolen cows and donkeys as well as giving information about troops, other security agencies and vigilantes’ movement to the bandits. He was also accused of aiding the release of a notorious gun runner one Sani Yaro from Gusau prison,” Abiade explained
Chairman of Anka local government Alhaji Muhammad Muhammad Fqa. Apado Anka, while responding to newsmen on the allegations levelled against his vice said any action taking is appropriate if the allegations are proven adding that no one should be pitied or shielded from the full wrath of the law no matter his rank and place in the society.
Anka is one of the most hit local government by banditry activities in Zamfara, about 16 people were killed, 64 kidnapped on 23 of February this year in Kawaye community.
Among the kidnapped persons were the Hamlet head of the community, his two wives, his younger brother and his wife and son, properties worth hundreds of thousands of naira and many silos burnt on the same day.
In another related development, the troops also arrested two suspected bandits’ informants, Ibrahim Bugaje and Ado Bayero along Burukusuma – Sabon Birni in Sokoto State.
The suspects according to the release will be handed over to relevant security agency for possible prosecution after initial investigation.
Abiade reiterates the commitment of the troops towards entrenching enduring peace and tranquility in Zamfara and its contiguous States of Katsina, Kebbi and Sokoto.
Otiki enjoins the public to support the operation by reporting suspicious activities and movement of bandits to close by security agencies for prompt action.
The arrest of the local government vice chairman is the beginning of a crackdown on top echelon of the society in Zamfara state.
Many observers are of the opinion that the activities of the bandits are connected with the aid of government officials, villagers and chiefs.