Banditry: Zamfara Taskforce Arrests Over 1,000 Suspects, Intercepts 200 Jerry Cans of Petrol

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Zamfara State Taskforce, inaugurated by the State Governor, Hon. Bello Mohammed Matawalle has arrested over 1,000 suspected bandits.

Recent reports that the team also intercepted 200 jerry cans of petrol bought by bandits operating in the State.

According to the committee, only 30 petrol filling stations were allowed to operate at different locations in the Local Government Areas of the State.

Addressing newsmen in Gusau, the State capital, the Taskforce chairman, Alhaji Abubakar Mohammed Dauran, explained that those arrested were arraigned before a mobile court set up in the State by the present administration.

“Those arrested with drugs and other prohibited items were handed over to security agencies for discrete investigations.

“I want to make it clear that the committee has apprehended more than one thousand suspected persons, including those arrested with petrol jerry cans, drugs and unauthorized motorcyclists.”

According to him, the committee also discovered a hotel where underage girls and married women were being taken to for illegal sexual affairs.

“The committee ordered for the immediate closure of the hotel which is situated in Gusau, the State capital,” he disclosed.

The chairman warned that any unregistered hotel and those registered but were not complying with the State’s laws would be shut down permanently.

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