By Uzair Adam Imam
Zamfara State Government has on Wednesday prosecuted more than 1,000 suspects for the violation of the executive order that aimed at putting bandits and banditry to an end in the state.
The disclosure was made on Wednesday by the Chairman of the Task Force Committee on lnsecurity, Abubakar Daura, in Gusau.
The chairman spoke while parading one Zayyanu Bingi and 42 other suspects arrested for alledgely buying fuel from different filling stations in the past few days.
Zayyanu was arrested while making attempts to make his seventh trip to convey gallons of the product concealed in sacks and ready to deliver to the bandits camps.
Daura said that “The committee through collaboration with security forces also arrested 100 other suspects including those involved in kidnapping and banditry as well as those who specialised in providing information to the bandits.
He also added that the security forces were investigating the suspects to ascertain their involvement in the allegations.
“The state government had banned the purchase of fuel and similar products in containers.”
“Many people were found to be using that to supply bandits with fuel in the various camps across the state,” he said.
He finally urged members of the public to continue exposing the bad eggs among residents as a way to restore peace to the state.