37 suspects in Sokoto have been arrested over banditry

No fewer than 37 suspects have been arrested over alleged banditry in Sokoto state according to the state’s police command.

The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), Operations, Ahmed Zaki, while addressing a press conference in Sokoto on Monday, said the arrests were made between Jan. 20 and Jan. 29.

He Said;

“Between Jan. 20 to Jan. 29, the Operation Sahara Storm of the Nigeria Police identified and raided the bandits’ camps in Illela, Rabah, Isa and Goronyo Local Government Areas of Sokoto State.

“During the operations, the police arrested no fewer than 37 suspects at different locations and several exhibits were recovered.

“All the suspects were linked to the notorious gang leader, Turji, and they have all confessed to their complicity in the crime of banditry.

“However, the investigation into their cases is still in progress and the suspects will be charge to court as soon as the investigation is completed.”

The DIG named some of the suspects as Musa Kamarawa, Abubakar Hashimu, Bammi Kiruwa, Zayyanu Abdullahi, Hardo Yunusa and Samuel Chinedu, among others.

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