The Nigeria Police Force’s Intelligence Response Team (IRT), led by DCP Olatunji Disu, arrested four accomplices and logistics suppliers of wanted Bandits Kingpins, Alhaji Nashama and Adamu Sukabe, who ambushed and killed about 38 Police Mobile Force (PMF) and carted away their weapons, in Kusu Forest, Zamfara State.
The suspects, who are responsible for the reign of terror in the country’s northwestern states of Zamfara, Kaduna, Katsina, and Niger, were apprehended in a Kaduna hotel while visiting the city to repair their broken down operational vehicles (Two White Toyota Hilux).
According to a top security source who spoke on the condition of anonymity, the four Bandits accomplices were apprehended on the 10th of May, 2022 in Kaduna state based on painstaking intelligence gathering by IRT Operatives.
The suspects, who have been identified as Namadi Musa, Tukur S. Fawa, Tasiu Abubakar, and Suleiman Haruna, are from Maijanido Village in Zamfara State, as do their gang leaders.
“The suspects serve as logistics suppliers to the Bandits kingpins, Alhaji Nashama and Adamu Sukabe, who operate from their hideout in Kusu and Gusami Forrest, in Zamfara state,” the source said.
“Alhaji Nashama and Adamu Sukabe are the most wanted Bandits in the North West region, responsible for the heinous murder of approximately 38 Police Mobile Force in Zamfara state in 2018.”
“With over 50 gang members, these vicious criminal kingpins operate with very sophisticated weapons such as AK-47 Rifles, GPMG and RPG Rocket Launchers.” In these areas, they are the ones terrorising and rustling cattle.”
However, the source went on to say that their accomplices, who also ran errands for them, were apprehended when they arrived in Kaduna to repair their two operational vehicles.
“They had to stay in a hotel because the repair was not completed on time.” Our informants, who knew one of them in Zamfara to be an accomplice of the bandits Kingpins, tipped off the investigators, who apprehended two of them in the hotel. These two were used as bait to apprehend the other two, who were dispatched with two other vehicles for maintenance.”
It was discovered that bandit kingpins and their associates now prefer to use Toyota Hilux as their operational vehicles while disguising as security operatives to avoid security checkpoints on the road.