A notorious commander of bandits, Bello Ruga has been arrested by the Zamfara police command.
Parading the suspect, the state commissioner of police said he was apprehended at bandits’ camp in Gummi Local Government Area of the state.
“On 1st October 2021, police tactical operatives on anti-banditry operations around Gummi axis acted on intelligence report and stormed Gidan Bita, Malankare, and Kagara forest in search of one notorious bandit known as Bello Rugga.
“The bandit who happens to be one of the Turji’s commanders was the one in charge of Gummi, Gidan Bita, Malankare, and Kagara forest in Gummi LGA.
“He has been commanding a series of attacks and kidnaps in Gummi that led to the unwarranted killing of innocent people, and the kidnapping of many persons where ransoms were paid. The suspect who has many bandits under him also is in possession of AK 47 rifles.”
Ayuba who also announced that all vehicles with unauthorised tinted glass should be immediately removed, further directed police to arrest and prosecute owners of vehicles without plate numbers on all roads in the state.
He reiterated that the ban on carrying more than a passenger on a motorcycle, as well as the use of motorcycles with clutches in 13 LGAs and some parts of Gusau. The commisioner also said that the restriction of movement in and out of the 13 LGAs from 6am to 6pm, and from 8pm to 6am in the state capital is still in force.