The Zamfara State Police has arrested a 30-year-old woman in the process of conveying 991 ammunitions to the camp of a notorious bandit leader on security agents wanted list.
The suspect identified as Fatima Lawali, was on her way from Sokoto to deliver the weapons to Ado Alero, a notorious bandit hibernating in the forest along Zamfara when she was arrested at Gada Biyu area in Bungudu LGA of Zamfara State.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Ayuba N. Elkanah, paraded the suspect along with other on Friday at the state command headquarters on Friday.
Fatima, an indigene of Kaura Namuda, is said to specialise in supplying arms and ammunition to hoodlums operating within the northwestern states.
The Police boss while parading the suspect said: “Fatima Lawali, a native of K/Namoda LGA who specializes in supplying arms and ammunition to Bandits in Zamfara, Sokoto, Kebbi, Kaduna, Katsina and Niger States respectively. was arrested at Gada Biyu area, under Bungudu LGA with nine hundred and ninety one (991) rounds of AK-47 live ammunition, conveying them from Dabagi Village in Sokoto State to be delivered to a notorious bandit’s kingpin called Ado Alero who has been terrorizing Zamfara and neighbouring states. Investigation in progress.”
The bust comes as an Abuja high court ruled that bandits terrorizing the north-west states and beyond are terrorists.
It remains to be seen if the court ruling will have an effect in curtailing the activities of these criminals.