The Zamfara State Police Command has arrested a 31-year-old alleged bandit, Isiyaku Babangida, and 39-year-old Usman Umar, alleged to be a member of notorious syndicate that specialises in spying on people who withdraw money from banks.
According to a statement made available to Saturday PUNCH by the Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Shehu, Babangida was arrested after a failed attempt by his group to attack some communities in Anka and Bukkuyum Local Government Areas.
Items recovered from him include two AK47 rifles, two fabricated guns, and 236 a7.62mm rounds of live ammunition.
The statement read in part, “Zamfara Police Tactical Operatives while on Anti Banditry patrol acted on intelligence information about an attempt by a notorious Bandit’s group led by it’s leader, Alhaji Bello to invade and attack some communities in Anka and Bukkuyum LGAs respectively.
“The Police operatives swung into action and moved to the nearby bandit’s enclaves that led to a serious gun battle between the bandits and the Police operatives.