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Police arrest Zamfara notorious kidnapper, female informant

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Police arrest Zamfara notorious kidnapper, female informant



The Zamfara State police command has arrested one notorious kidnapper, Lawali Danhajiya, whom it said specialised in abducting people of Gusau, the state capital.

Also arrested was a female informant, Umma Zubairu, who worked for a dreaded bandit kingpin, Dan Karami.

Addressing journalists at the police headquarters in Gusau, the spokesperson for the command, ASP Yazid Abubakar, said the suspected kidnapper, Danhajiya, had been terrorising the Saminaka area in Gusau town, the state capital.

He said, “The Police Tactical Team attached to Gusau Area Command acted on actionable intelligence that led to the arrest of the notorious kidnapper, Danhajiya.

“In the course of investigation, one Mika’ilu lbrahim “m” of Saminaka clearly identified the suspect as one of the bandits that kidnapped him sometime in March 2023 at his residence in Saminaka area. Another victim named Aina’u Aliyu “f” of Saminaka area also identified the suspect as the one who kidnapped her on 22nd June, 2023.”

Abubakar stated that the case was under investigation, adding that the suspect would be charged to court on completion of investigation.

He also explained that Zubairu, aged 35, was nabbed by the police when the bandits were about to attack a police formation in the state.

According to him, the informant was arrested in connection with the planned attack of a police formation at Rukudawa village in Zurmi Local Government Area.

He added, “Police operatives attached to Zurmi Division acted on credible information that some group of armed bandits were planning to carry out an attack on police formations in the Zurmi Local Government area.

“On receiving the information, the DPO led a team to investigate the matter, which resulted in the arrest of one Umma Zubairu of Rukudawa village in Zurmi Local Government Area of the state. She was arrested on16th July, 2023 at about 0430hrs in connection with the planned attack on policemen at Zurmi Division.”

He stressed that during interrogation, the suspect confessed that she had been working with bandit kingpin Dan Karami as his informant. “The suspect will be charged to court for prosecution,” he added.

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