Police arrest gang leader of Sallah attack in Zamfara | Dailytrust

Police arrest gang leader of Sallah attack in Zamfara

The Police in Zamfara have arrested the notorious gang leader of an outlawed group, “Yansakai”, in connection with culpable homicide and incitement of public disturbance.

Police spokesman in the state, SP Muhammed Shehu, stated that the offence took place at Tungar Dutsi village in Bukkuyyum Local Government Area of Zamfara.

He said, “On May 3, police in Bukkuyum Division responded to a distress call from Tungar Dutsi Community in Gana district of Bukkuyum Local Government Area. Some members of the outlawed group from Tungar Bido village led by their notorious leader, Bala Minister, invaded Tungar Dutsi village armed with locally-made guns and other dangerous weapons.

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“They claimed they were celebrating Sallah and started shooting sporadically, causing panic and fear within the community. When some members of the community cautioned them against the sporadic shooting, the outlawed group members escalated their nefarious action to attacking people with cutlasses, knives and other dangerous weapons.

“As a result, one Surajo Alhaji Ali, 40, was gruesomely killed by the outlawed group. The leader of the group was arrested by the police, while others fled and escaped to unknown destinations.

“In the course of interrogation, the suspect confessed to the offence and mentioned the names of his collaborators still at large.”

Shehu added that members of the gang still on the run would be apprehended to face the law. (NAN)

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