The Kano state police command has arrested a man (names withheld) suspected to be supplying motorcycles to bandits in Zamfara State.
The suspect was arrested in Kano after a tip-off from some persons.
According to the command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, the man has sold over 100 motorcycles to bandits.
In an interview with BBC Hausa, Kiwaya said the man, who comes to Kano from Zamfara State, buys the motorcycles and take them to the bandits in Zamfara.
“He is selling motorcycle Honda ACE 125, popularly known as Boko Haram, which was banned by the Zamfara state government. They used to change the cartons here in Kano and supply it to the bandits in Zamfara where they assemble it in the bush.
“We arrested him with two motorcycles. He had changed the pack and was ready to move to Zamfara when we arrested him,” Kiyawa said.
Zamfara is one of the states in northern Nigeria presently affected by banditry.
Many of the bandits who make life difficult for residents operate on motorcycles.