HOT!! 7 Nigerian Soldiers Arrested For Supplying Weapons, Food, Other Items To Bandits
The state police command has arrested seven serving military officers for conspiring with bandits and providing them with logistics and arms, according to the Zamfara State Government.
The state Commissioner for Information, Ibrahim Magaji Dosara, confirmed this in Gusau, adding that the police seized nine military bulletproof vests, four sets of military camouflage uniforms, and a Nigerian Army Identity card from the bandits and their accomplices.
The military personnel had already been interviewed by the police, according to the commissioner, and several of the suspects had made confessional remarks about their crimes.
“The suspects have since been handed over to their appropriate security authorities for any further measures that may be required,” he said. We feel obligated not to reveal their identities because the relevant security services are on top of the situation.
“At the point of handing over to the buyer, one Kabiru Bashiru of Maniya village, a suspected bandit, one of the suspects was found in possession of 20 rounds of 62mm live ammunition,” police said.
“Detectives captured the second suspect from Sokoto State providing military uniforms and kits to alleged bandits. Nine military bulletproof vests, four sets of military camouflage uniforms, five pairs of military hand globes, two First Bank ATMs, one Nigeria Army ID card, and one Samsung Android phone were among the items on the list.
“In a similar effort, on April 1, 2021, a team of police officers attached to the Serious Crime Unit (SCU) arrested two suspects from the state’s Zurmi and Shinkafi Local Government Areas who were allegedly supplying bandits with ammunition and military camouflage from Lagos, while acting on intelligence and credible information.
“On March 31, 2021, another team of police officers on patrol along the Wanke – Dansadau road in Katsina State arrested another suspect in the Rukuja region of Musawa Local Government Area. During questioning, it was discovered that the perpetrator was from one of the Dansandau forest hideouts.
“A photo of the perpetrator carrying an AK-47 rifle and other advanced guns belonging to him was found while looking through his handset.”
7 Soldiers Have Been Arrested For Providing Weapons
The fifth suspect, a medical doctor from Kamarwa village in Sokoto State, was arrested by operation Puff Adder policemen on April 4 for allegedly supplying military kits to suspected bandits inside the Shinkafi axis, according to the commissioner.
Dosara went on to say that on April 4, 2021, a team of police officers from the Counter-Terrorism Unit (CTU) (Base 18 Gusau) apprehended another suspect in possession of two locally made weapons, 12 live ammunition, a slew of charms, and N523,000 in cash.
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