Zamfara: Taskforce arrests over 1000 bandits, busts sex traffic ring

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Zamfara State Taskforce has arrested no fewer than 1,000 suspected bandits across the state.

The team also impounded 200 jerrycans the bandits bought.

According to the committee, only 30 petrol filling stations were allowed to operate at different locations in the Local Government Areas of the State.

Addressing newsmen in Gusau, the State capital, the Taskforce chairman, Abubakar Mohammed Dauran, said those arrested were arraigned before a mobile.

“Those arrested with drugs and other prohibited items were handed over to security agencies for discrete investigations.

“I want to make it clear that the committee has apprehended more than one thousand suspected persons, including those arrested with petrol jerry cans, drugs and unauthorised motorcyclists.”

The committee also discovered a hotel where underage girls and married women were trafficked.

“The committee ordered for the immediate closure of the hotel which is situated in Gusau, the State capital,” he disclosed.

The chairman warned that any unregistered hotel and those registered but were not complying with the State’s laws would be shut down permanently.

Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle inaugurated the taskfore recently as banditry peaked across the state.