Woman delivering 991 rounds of AK-47 live ammunition to bandits intercepted by Zamfara State Police
Operatives of the Zamfara State Police Command have intercepted a 30-year-old woman, Fatima Lawali with 991 rounds of AK-47 live ammunition.
Briefing newsmen today, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Ayuba Elkanah, said the suspect was delivering the arms to a notorious bandits kingpin called Ado Alero, who has been terrorizing Zamfara and neighbouring states.
“On 25th October, 2021 at about 0930hrs, Police Tactical Operatives of the Command in collaboration with FIB/STS led by DSP Hussaini Gimba on Tactical Operations in the State, arrested one Fatima Lawali ‘F’ a native of K/Namoda LGA who specialized in supplying arms and ammunition to Bandits in Zamfara, Sokoto, Kebbi, Kaduna, Katsina and Niger States respectively,” the CP stated.
“The suspect was arrested at Gada Biyu area, under Bungudu LGA with nine hundred and ninety one (991) rounds of AK-47 live ammunition conveying from Dabagi Village in Sokoto State to be delivered to a notorious bandit’s kingpin called Ado Alero who has been terrorizing Zamfara and neighbouring states. Investigation in progress.”
In a diffrent development, the command arrested one Babuga Abubakar for criminal conspiracy, armed robbery, cattle rustling and unlawful possession of prohibited firearms.
“On 3rd November, 2021 Police Tactical Operatives of the Command along with operatives from FIB/STS Force Headquarters, Abuja led by DSP Hussaini Gimba arrested one Babuga Abubakar ‘M’ of Mayana area, Gusau LGA
“The suspect was arrested in Gusau based on intelligence, that he has been collaborating with notorious bandits such as Lawali Na’eka ‘M’ a ring leader operating in Maradun LGA and Almeriya ‘M’ a notorious bandit’s kingpin operating in Bungudu
“Upon interrogation, suspect confessed that prior to his arrest by the Police, himself, Lawali Na’eka and Almeriya conspired and went to Wanke village in Gusau LGA with over one hundred (100) operational motorcycles where they rustled over two hundred and forty (240) cows belonging to different individuals. Suspect is undergoing discreet investigation.” the CP added.