Police Command in Zamfara State has arrested Alhaji Muhammadu Danmliga, the Village Head of Wabi in Maru Local Government Area, over alleged complicity in the killing of 13 persons.
The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Sanusi Amiru, said on Saturday in Gusau that the alleged killing of the 13 persons was sequel to a meeting held in the village head’s house on March 24 by members of the outlawed ‘Yansakai group.’
The officer said the 13 persons were allegedly killed at Tubgar Wabi, a neighbouring Fulani settlement on the evening of that day.
He said that sources in the village told the police that some ‘Yansakai members’ suspected to have come from Bena in Kebbi held a meeting at the village head’s house before moving to Tungar Wabi for the attack.
Consequently, Amiru said, the police swung into action and arrested the district head and four other suspects namely: Basiru Lawali, Sakke Sada, Ibrahim Muhammad and Umar Muhammad in connection with the killing.
The police spokesman said that items recovered from the suspects included six guns, swords and arrows, fifteen cartridges, axes, knives, charms and 10 motorcycles.
He warned that the police would continue to carry out covert operations as well as use credible information from members of the public against all criminals and their gangs in the state.
Amiru said all the suspects would soon be arraigned in the court after completion of the ongoing investigation.


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