The Zamfara State government has confirmed the arrest of 17 villagers of Dansadau in Maru Local Government Area of the state for alleged complicity with bandits.
This was disclosed by the Special Assistant to Governor Bello Matawalle on New Media, Ibrahim Zauma who said the suspects were arrested by soldiers in the town.
“The information is still scanty but direct information from the scene has it that the security personnel are conducting a rigorous house to house arrests of suspects following intelligence reports they received,” he said.
The member of the state House of Assembly, representing Maru South, Kabiru Dansadau also confirmed the arrest on Monday evening in Gusau.
He said the search by the soldiers was conducted in the town and some of the communities around it following increased unrest in that part of the local government area.
Dansadau town is one of the worst towns in the state recently hit by the activities of the bandits.