Zamfara police commissioner Ayuba Elkana said his men who were on patrol along Zurmi area of the state acted on intelligence information which resulted in the arrest of one Sani Mati popularly known as (Mai Yan Mata) a notorious bandit that have been terrorizing communities along the axis of the state.
According to the Police Commissioner, the notorious bandit who earlier belongs to the camp of the popular bandits’ leader (Turji) was arrested while attempting to block the road and kidnapped people along the village called (Koliya).
Police says the before his arrest the suspect has shifted his loyalty to another bandit leader called (Kachalla Sani Black) who now operates along Zurmi, Shinkafi and Birnin Magaji Magaji areas of the state respectively.
Items recovered from him included an operational AK-47 rifle, double magazines with 3 rounds of live ammunition and one Boxer motorcycle.
The suspect is currently undergoing discreet investigation aimed at arresting his partners in crime, before being charged to Court for prosecution