Commandant Sani Mustapha Parades Motorcycle Snatchers and Deadly Gang That Breached Peaceful Eid Prayers On Sallah Day

Commandant Sani Mustapha Parades Motorcycle Snatchers and Deadly Gang That Breached Peaceful Eid Prayers On Sallah Day

The State Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Zamfara State Command, Commandant Sani Mustapha has paraded a notorious gang and criminal syndicates who specialise in motorcycle snatching along Furfuri and Bungudu axis.

The state Commandant affirmed that, on the 26th April 2024, the operatives of the Corps in Zamfara state clampdown on a notorious gang of thieves who attempted to snatch a Bajaj motorcycle from an okada man at Gada biyu area of Gusau.

The Commandant said that, One Abdulkarim Usman 29 years of age, Aminu Ibrahim 28 years of age, Naziru Bala 20 years of age conspired with one Sani Samaila who is a motorcycle dealer at Yan dole motorcycle market Gusau, to kill and snatch a Bajaj Motorcycle with plate number TMA 162 QH from the owner who engaged in his lawful Okada business.

These criminals who confessed to the crime said that they struck the victim with a hard stick known as Gwora with the intent to kill him and make away with the motorcycle before they were arrested due to the timely intervention of the Operatives of the NSCDC. Fortunately enough the victim is alive recieving treatment.

The notorious gang also confessed that , they had snatched a motorcycle from a victim shortly before Ramadan period and sold same to Sani Samaila at the rate of N170,000.00 who had assured them of buying any motorcycle snatched successfully and brought to him.

Two Bajaj Motorcycle were recovered from this criminals as exhibits.

The state Commandant , Sani Mustapha said that these criminal elements will be arraigned in court for Criminal Conspiracy, Causing grievous hurt and theft contrary sections 59,221 and 278 respectively of the Zamfara State Penal Code laws No. 18 , 2022.

Secondly, Commandant Sani Mustapha also paraded another notorious group of individuals who participated actively in breaching public peace and burning down the operation vehicle of the Corps on the 10th April 2024 during the Eid prayers at the central Eid ground in Gusau.

The Commandant opined that these group of individuals had planned to cause mayhem at the Eid praying ground as a revenge to a fight which they had at a gold mining site in Niger Republic with a group called Yan arle.

The State Commandant said that, these group of notorious individuals known as Yan Fegi lost out in that fight and decided to pick a revenge on sallah day. This nefarious intent was hindered by the operatives of the Corps who were deployed to give security coverage at the Eid ground.

This hindrance enraged the Yan sabo Fegi group who were heavily armed and they decided to attack the operatives of the Corps, injuring the armless operatives and made dangerous advances towards the armed personnel. This act led to the death of one teenage girl and injury of others who are under going treatment.

This hoodlums also went after the operation vehicle of the Corps which was a kilometre away from the Crisis scene, looted it and stole the valuables including personnel handsets in the vehicle, inflamed one of their shirts and set the vehicle ablaze.

The Commandant said one Samaila Garba aka Commander, Mubarak Ahmad aka Dawa, Auwal Mohammed and Babangida Abubakar have been arrested while one Ukasha, Bashir Shobanke, Ibrahim Lokon Goro,and Shuaibu killer are currently at large.

These suspects were arrest at the scene with dangerous weapons such as dangers/swords numbering 8, Two hard sticks called Gwora, One fectish shield called Sakala, Charmes and amulets etc as exhibits.

Commandant Sani Mustapha said that these suspects will be arraigned in the court for Criminal Conspiracy,Causing Grievous Hurt,Inciting public peace,Obstructing of Public Servant from carrying out lawful duties and Unlawful possession of weapons contrary to sections 59,221,78,76 and 396 respectively of the Zamfara state Oenal code laws No 18, 2022, after a thorough investigation. He therefore warned miscreants to desist from fermenting crises as the law will deal decisively with anyone caught without hesitation.

Meanwhile, the state Commandant, Sani Mustapha on behalf of the Corps said that, the death of the teenage girl is highly regrettable. He assured the general public on the readiness of the Corps to professionally protect the lives and properties of all and sundry in the state.


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