The Zamfara State Police Command has arrested a suspected bandit named Zakoa Buhari, the son of dreaded bandits kingpin, Tsoho Buhari notoriously known as ‘Buharin Daji’.
Parading the suspect at the Command’s headquarters in Gusau, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Kenneth Ebrimson said Zakao and other members of the gang were accosted when tried to carry out attack on Chali and Gobirawa communities in Maru local government area of the state.
Ebrimson said there was an attempt by group of armed bandits to attack the two communities at the early hours of Monday July 23, 2018 which was frustrated and repelled by the command’s police tactical operation teams.
He said on receiving distress call, the command quickly mobilised security personnel comprising members of the police counter terrorism unit and police mobile personnel to the scene, and getting to the scene they engaged the bandits in a gun battle which led to injuring and arresting one of the bandits while the others fled.
“The bandit, Zakoa Buhari was later identified as son of late Buharin-Daji, a notorious bandits kingpin who was killed in April this year, while the other bandits beat a retreat to the bush”, he said.
Ebrimson added that a AK-47 rifle, with two rounds of live ammunition, 77 rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition were recovered from the suspect.