Our working synergy with other security agencies in Zamfara State is very cordial and is yielding positive result in the ongoing operations against criminal elements in the State. To corroborate my statement, apart from the joint operations at the hinter lands and patrols within cities and towns in Zamfara, on 7th January, 2022 Military operatives deployed along Dansadau road in Maru LGA intercepted and rescued 17 kidnapped victims who were abducted since on the 14th December, 2021 in Wamba Village of Mariga LGA of Niger State.
The 17 rescued victims were handed over to the Command by the Brigade Commander 1 Brigade Nigerian Army, Gusau where they were medically checked, debriefed by the Police and handed them over to the Commissioner of Police Niger State Command who would re-unit the victims with their families.
Many suspects were arrested in connection with various offences including criminal conspiracy, culpable homicide, cannibalism and dealing with human parts
Exhibits recovered includes: Intestine, Esophagus, Penis and two Eyes
During interrogation, one of the suspects confessed that he was contracted to source for human parts at the sum of five hundred thousand naira (N500,000) which he successfully did before his arrest.
The buyer of human parts, one Aminu Baba who has 19 children confessed to the crime and his revelations are assisting Police investigation in arresting other members of his gang. He further confessed that he usually eats the human parts and identified throat as the most delicious part. He also sells some away.
On 8th January, 2022, Police Tactical Operatives led by the Commanding officer 42 PMF Squadron Gusau, while on extensive bush combing at some locations under Gummi, Bukkuyum and Maru LGAs were heavily engaged to a gun duel by some suspected hoodlums.
The Police operatives successfully repelled the attack, forcing the hoodlums to retreat and escaped back to the forest with possible gunshot wounds. A rocket propel launcher and locally fabricated gun belonging to the bandits were recovered at the scene.
We also arrested a female Nigerien who stole her co-wife’s child for sale.
Finally, I want to call on members of the public to acknowledge the effort of the security agencies in combating crimes and criminalities in the state and continue to pray for the sustenance of peace and tranquility in Zamfara State and Nigeria as a whole.
CP Ayuba N Elkanah psc(+)
Commissioner of Police,
Zamfara State Command