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Police arrest wanted kidnapper, recover arms in Zamfara

The Police Command in Zamfara State has arrested a suspected kidnapper and cattle rustler, Musa Abdullahi, aka Gaugai, the command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Muhammad Shehu, has said.
Shehu disclosed this in a statement issued to newsmen in Gusau on Wednesday.
He said the arrest was part of the command’s sustained efforts to rid the state of banditry, kidnapping, cattle rustling and other criminal activities.
He said: “The suspect was arrested on January 1 by the Anti kidnapping Squad of the command on Operation Sharar Daji around Kunkeli and Chabi villages in Maru Local Government Area of the state.
“One Ak47 Riffle with five rounds of live ammunition were recovered from the suspect.”
The suspect is believed to be one of the members of a kidnap gang terrorising the state who had been declared wanted by the police.
Shehu further said the suspect was assisting the command to fish out other members of the gang.
“The suspect would be charged to court as soon as the command completes its investigation,” the police spokesman added.
He urged members of the public to always report any suspicious persons or movement around them to the nearest security outpost.