Men of the Nigeria Police Force has arrested 56 suspected bandits and criminal militias in connection with killings in Birnin Gwari, Kaduna State and Zamfara areas.
The suspects are: Abdullahi Abubakar, 35, gang Leader, Halidu Musa, 34, principal suspect, Mohammed Ruwa, 30, principal suspect, Mohammed Sani, 30, principal suspect and Dahiru Yahaya, 38, principal suspect, among others.
The Force spokesman, ACP Jimoh Moshood, who disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Thursday, said that the suspects who were in five groups were also responsible for armed robberies, cattle rustling and dealing in firearms in the areas.
Moshood said that items recovered from them include: three SMG Rifles, one Foreign Made AK52 Rifle, two Foreign Made AK47 rifles, 41 Locally Fabricated AK47 Rifle, three Beretta Pistols and one Kral Magnun Pistol, among others.
He said that the gang led by Mohammed Rabiu was arrested after four members of the gang were killed by the Police Joint Team in a shootout in the forest at Bawan Daji, Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara.
“He confessed to have been responsible for the killing of 46 people during the burial of three people that his gang killed earlier in Bawan Daji village in Zamfara,” he said.
Moshood said that the suspects would all be charged to court on completion of investigation.
DAILY POST had reported that 27 persons were reportedly killed and several houses set ablaze after suspected bandits attacked Birnin Gwari community in Kaduna State, over the weekend.