Doctor, seven others arrested for banditry in Zamfara

A medical doctor and seven other persons have been arrested by the Zamfara state police command for allegedly aiding and abetting banditry in the state.

While speaking at a press briefing on Thursday in Gusau, the state commissioner for information, Ibrahim Dosara, revealed that the medical doctor was arrested in Kamarawa village of Isa local government area of Sokoto state.

Dosara said that the doctor was arrested by men of the operation Puff Adder for allegedly supplying military kits to armed bandits. He said preliminary check on the Doctor uncovered ten pairs of military jungle boots, five sets of singers and military hand globes all which were recovered by the police.

He further confirmed that two of the seven arrested persons who are suspected to be security personnel, have willingly confessed to have been involved in sabotaging many military operations in the state.

He also said that during interrogation, the suspects confessed to their involvement in sharing military intelligence, supplying arms and ammunition, military uniforms and other facilities to armed bandits across that state.

The spokesperson further said that another suspect from Sokoto was arrested by detectives for supplying military uniforms and kits to suspected bandits just as another suspect was arrested in connection with conspiring with the bandits and supplying them with ammunition

He listed recovered item as nine military bulletproof, four sets of military camouflage uniforms, five airs of military hand globes, two first bank ATM cards, One Nigerian army ID card and one Samsung Android Handset.

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