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Nigerian Police To Prosecute Individuals Linked To Terror Attacks In Northwest

The Police Command in Zamfara, Northwest Nigeria, plans to prosecute several individuals participating in the violence ravaging the region. 

Several informants, terrorists, and arms smugglers linked to the violence and kidnapping in Zamfara, northwestern Nigeria, are scheduled to face trial, according to a Police official. 

The State Police Command said it was planning to prosecute  “10 informants to bandits who supply firearms, ammunition, foodstuff, and motorcycles including military uniforms.”

The terror groups are notorious for raiding communities in the region and parts of the neighbouring North-central region. They also abduct people, including commuters moving along highways and demand ransom.  

According to the Police Public Relations Officer,  Mohammed Shehu, the arrested individuals were also involved in negotiating and delivering ransom payment to these groups.

Among the suspects were 10 members of terror groups reportedly arrested at their enclave in Tsafe Local Government Area and Gusau, the State capital. 

“We arrested six men on charges of being informants to various armed terrorist groups in the State,” the Public Relations Officer told HumAngle.

The informants are accused of providing information and supplying arms and ammunition alongside military fatigues. 

One of the suspected informants, a 35-year male resident of Tsafe, was said to have told authorities that he collected N850,000 to source for military camouflage uniforms for them.

A gang were also detected to have provided military uniforms for the terrorists in addition to collecting N2,000,000 to supply arms and ammunition.

The arrested terrorists were said to have told the Police that the informants received N6,000,000 for the arms deal. 

The police also have in custody a suspect involved with the supply of over 14 motorcycles to various terror groups in while another suspect was found in possession of firearms and  ammunitions. 

The state commissioner of police, Kolo Yusuf, disclosed that all the suspects would be charged to the Court for Prosecution.

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