Zamfara awaits army’s action on officer allegedly supplying armmunition to bandits

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Maiharaji Altine, Gusau

Zamfara State Government has said it is awaiting actions the military would take on an Army officer arrested alongside his girlfriend for allegedly supplying ammunition and uniforms to bandits.

Deputy Chief of Staff, Government House, Dr. Bashir Muhammad Maru, said, the Army officer and his girlfriend were arrested by the military.

Maru said, “Another issue of topical importance is the recent arrest of an Army officer and his girlfriend engaged in assisting bandits with military uniforms and ammunition in active connivance with other saboteurs”.

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“While the state government awaits the action the military will take on this matter and make an official statement, the development has further proved the position of Governor Bello Matawalle that unless the fight against banditry is cleansed of bad eggs and saboteurs, we may not record the desired success in the fight”.

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When contacted, the Defence Headquarters promised to issue a statement on the arrest but had yet to do so as of the time of filing this report.

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