The anti-thuggery standing committee of the Zamfara government has announced the arrest of three people for allegedly selling sim packs, hard narcotics, and other illicit substances as well as sex enhancers to bandits.
Three further suspects were also detained by the committee for allegedly stealing phones.
The suspects were turned over to security services on Sunday in Gusau, the state capital, according to Bello Bakyasuwa, the committee’s chairman.
Recently, the Zamfara administration established a permanent committee to aid security forces in the state’s fight against political thuggery and other criminal activity.
He said, “You know, after Governor Bello Matawalle established this committee with representatives from security agencies, we were given mandates to fight against thuggery activities and other similar crimes in the state.
We stopped a car on the Gusau-Magami road about midnight on Saturday during a night patrol, and from it we retrieved 100 fresh sim packs, Kurkura substances, snuff, narcotics, and sexual enhancers.
“You know, where the car was going, the state government has made it illegal to drive at night.
Assuring complete adherence to the government’s directions in this regard is one of our responsibilities.
He added that the three other suspects had been detained after they had attacked revelers during a celebration in the Gusau city’s Tudun Wada neighborhood on Saturday night.
Hoodlums in the Gusau metropolis have started stealing phones during celebrations, he claimed.
“We were able to arrest three criminals and seize multiple handsets from them after learning about a similar act in the Tudun Wada neighborhood.
While other suspects are currently on the run, our men have been working to make them into custody.