In a significant development, the Police Special Tactical Squad and the Intelligence Response Team of the Department of Force Intelligence have successfully arrested a notorious bandit leader in Zamfara State. The apprehended bandit leader, Auwal Abdullahi, confessed to his involvement in abducting students from the Federal Government College in Yauri, Kebbi State, in 2021.
Force Public Relations Officer ACP Muyiwa Adejobi revealed this information during the parade of 54 arrested criminals and suspected individuals, including kidnappers, armed robbers, and gun runners, at the Force Headquarters in Abuja.
Abdullahi disclosed that he collaborated with another notorious bandit leader, Kachala Dogogide, to execute the kidnapping of the Kebbi students. Following the abduction, the students were taken to Dansadau forest in Zamfara State, where they were held captive.
Adejobi emphasized, “Upon his arrest, he confessed to having participated in the kidnap of the students on June 17, 2021, which he did in collaboration with one Kachala Dogogide of Dansadau forest, in Zamfara State, who happened to be the gang leader who led about 100 men to the school for the raid.”
The operation also led to the arrest of Jabbi Nasani and Zayyan Muhammad, major suppliers of arms and ammunition to these bandits. During the process, a significant cache of weapons and ammunition was recovered, including AK-47 rifles, magazines, fabricated AK-47 rifles, and live ammunition. The suspects have been charged in court.
This development is a significant breakthrough in the fight against banditry and criminal activities in the region, and it highlights the dedication of law enforcement agencies in bringing criminals to justice.
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