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Zamfara: Police arrest leader of notorious outlawed Yansakai group

The Zamfara State Police Command has arrested some members of the outlawed Yansakai group in Tungar Dutsi community, Gana District of Bukkuyum Local Government Area of the state.

According to the state police spokesman, SP Mohammed Shehu, the group from Tungar Bido village, led by one Bala Minister, invaded Tungar Dutsi village armed with locally made guns and other dangerous weapons in the name of Sallah celebration and started shooting sporadically, causing panic and fear within the community.

“When some members of the community cautioned them against the sporadic shooting, the outlawed group members escalated their nefarious action to attacking people with cutlass, knives and other dangerous weapons.

“As a result of which one Surajo Alhaji Ali, a 40-year-old man was gruesomely killed by the outlawed group.

“The leader of the group was arrested by the Police, while others fled and escaped to an unknown destination.

“In the course of interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime and further mentioned the names of his collaborators now at large.

“Discreet investigation is in progress to further arrest his accomplices and charge them to court for prosecution.”

Zamfara: Police arrest leader of notorious outlawed Yansakai group