An officer of the Nigerian that’s colluding with bandits to wreak havoc and unleash terror in Zamfara has been arrested, authorities in the state said on Friday.
Ekohotblog reports that Bashir Maru, deputy chief of staff to Bello Matawalle, governor of the state, who announced the development at a press conference on Friday, said the arrested army officer supplied ammunition and uniforms to the bandits.
It’s not uncommon for bandits in the state to don military fatigue while carrying their nefarious and diabolical deeds.
Maru disclosed that the officer was arrested alongside his girlfriend, following community driven-intelligence.
“The military recently arrested an army officer and his girlfriend who were engaged in assisting bandits with military uniforms and ammunition in active connivance with other saboteurs. This arrest was only made possible through community-driven intelligence,” he said.
He averred that the development has reinforced the stance of governor Matawalle that unless the moles and double agents that are sabotaging fight against banditry are fished out, effort to rid the state of banditry will not yield positive results.
Maru added that the state government was waiting for the next line of action the military will take on the matter and make an official statement.
“Let me use this medium to salute the courage and patriotism of the individual who came forward with information that led to the arrest of these traitors. Our gratitude knows no bounds.”
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