By Muhammadu Sabiu
The Nigeria Police Force in Zamfara State have arrested and paraded a 41-year-old notorious kidnapper, Sa’idu Lawal, for terrorising “Zamfara State and neighbouring Katsina, Kaduna, Niger, Kebbi and Sokoto States.”
The Zamfara State police spokesman, SP Mohammed Shehu, disclosed this to journalists at a press conference on Wednesday in Gusau, the state’s capital.
The suspect, according to the police spokesman, was an Army service officer who was apprehended after the police received an intelligence report about his malicious activities.
SP Shehu said, “On 27th August, 2022 at about 1730hrs, Police Tactical/Escort Team attached to the Commissioner of Police Zamfara State Police Command, CP Kolo Yusuf psc acted on actionable intelligence that led to the arrest of the above named suspect who was an Ex-service personnel of the Nigeria Army attached 73 Battalion Janguza Army Barracks Kano.
The paraded kidnapper also made many confessions, including supplying weapons to gunmen in other local government areas and neighbouring states in the northwestern part of the country.
“In the course [of] interrogation, the suspect confessed that he was to convey the said exhibits from Loko LGA of Nasarawa State to his customer one Dogo Hamza ‘M’ of Bacha village in Tsafe LGA of Zamfara State. The suspect further confessed that he had previously supplied same consignment to his other customers in Kaduna, Katsina, Niger and Kebbi States respectively,” Mr Shehu added.
1 AK-47 Rifle Breech No. Q971987, 1 AK-49 Rifle Breech No. 34-7094, 200 7.6mm Rounds of Live Ammunition, 501 7.62X51mm Rounds of GPMG Live Ammunition, and 8 Empty Magazines were recovered from him.
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