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Police Arrest Vigilante Member Over Murder, Possession Of Human Part

Police say the suspect, a member of the outlawed vigilante group, Yan Sakai, would be prosecuted for culpable homicide and other criminal acts.

Police in Zamfara State, Northwest Nigeria, have arrested a member of the outlawed vigilante group, Yan Sakai, for killing a man and being in possession of a human part. 

Jabir Ibrahim Daura, according to a police statement, was arrested in Dauran, Zurmi Local Government Area (LGA) of the state by joint police and military operatives on the anti-banditry operation.

Daura confessed to the police that he and three others, now at large, killed one Abdullahi, and removed his body part. 

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect was among the members of the outlawed group (Yan Sakai) who have been terrorising members of Dauran Community through jungle justice, leading to reprisal attacks by bandits terrorists against the innocent members of the public,” Mohammed Shehu,  the state’s Police Public Relations Officer explained in the statement issued on Monday, May 30. 


Police say the suspect would be prosecuted when investigations are concluded and will be prosecuted for culpable homicide and other criminal acts.


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