Vice Chairman of Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara State, Alhaji Yahuza Ibrahim Wuya, and two others have been arrested for alleged banditry.
The Troops of Operation Sharan Daji (OPSD) who made their arrest broke the news in a statement its acting Force Information Officer, Major Clement Abiade, released.
Abiade said the troop arrested Wuya on April 13, following a tip-off linking him to bandits in Wuya and Sunke communities in the state.
The two bandit informants; Yusuf and Yakubu were accused of providing information and helping in selling rustled cattle.
“Yusuf was allegedly reported to seamlessly sell rustled/stolen cows and donkeys, as well as accused of giving information about troops, other security agencies and vigilantes’ movement.
“He was also accused of aiding the release of a notorious gunrunne, one Sani Yaro, from Gusau prison”, Abiade said.
He also added thatYakubu would be handed over to relevant security agency; for possible prosecution, after initial investigation.
In his reaction, Chairman of Anka council, Alhaji Mustapha Gado Anka, said if the allegations against Wuya are proven, then, prosecution should follow as the vice chairman has betrayed the trust reposed in him. Anka is one of the most affected by killings of bandits.
More than 13 people were killed in an attack by bandits, in February, on Kawaye village, in Anka council.