Task force arrests kidnap kingpin, recovers livestock
The military Task Force set up to tackle cattle rustling and banditry in Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara States has arrested a notorious kidnap kingpin, Ibrahim Gaya Isa, at DakiTakwas in Gummi LGA of Zamfara State, Daily Trust gathered yesterday.
Daki-Takwas was where the mother of the former governorship candidate of the defunct All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP) in Sokoto State, Alhaji Yushe’u Kebbe, was found after the payment of ransom to her abductors.
A statement signed by the spokesman of the task force, Captain Umar Shu’aibu, said the suspect was behind most of the kidnap cases in the three states.
It added that the task force had raided Kuyanbana forest and arrested a suspected bandit, Alhaji Majo. The statement disclosed that the two suspects were handed over to the DSS in Zamfara for further interrogation. It said thousands of livestock were recovered from the bandits’ hideouts at Dangulbi forest, Kuyambana, Bawan Daji and Gobirawa area of Anka LGA of Zamfara State.
In an operation at Buzuzu forest in Bukuyyum LGA of the state, bandits’ camps were destroyed with military and police uniforms recovered. The Commander, 1 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Olufunmilola Soleye, assured that there would no longer be any hiding place for terrorists in the zone.