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Suspected ‘Yansakai’ group’s kingpin arrested for alleged culpable homicide in Zamfara  

By Odita Sunday, Abuja
10 May 2022   |   2:15 am
The Zamfara State Police Command has arrested a kingpin of the outlawed ‘Yansakai’ group for alleged culpable homicide. Spokesperson for the command, Superintendent of Police (SP) Mohammed Shehu, who disclosed this,  said he was arrested following a distress call from Tungar Dutsi Community in Gana district of Bukkuyum L.G.A.   He said: “On May 3,  the Divisional  Police…

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The Zamfara State Police Command has arrested a kingpin of the outlawed ‘Yansakai’ group for alleged culpable homicide. Spokesperson for the command, Superintendent of Police (SP) Mohammed Shehu, who disclosed this,  said he was arrested following a distress call from Tungar Dutsi Community in Gana district of Bukkuyum L.G.A.

 
He said: “On May 3,  the Divisional  Police Officer (DPO)  of  Bukkuyum Division responded to a distress call from Tungar Dutsi Community in Gana district of Bukkuyum L.G.A.
  
“That some members  of the outlawed group popularly known as “Yansakai” from Tungar Bido Village  led by its notorious leader Bala Minister,  invaded Tungar Dutsi village armed with locally made guns and other dangerous weapons in the name of Sallah Celebration and started shooting sporadically, causing panic and fear within the community.

“ When some members of the community cautioned them against the sporadic shooting, the outlawed group escalated their nefarious action to attacking people with cutlass, knives and other dangerous weapons. As a result of which, one Surajo Alhaji Ali, 40, was gruesomely killed by the outlawed group.
    
“The leader of the group was arrested by the Police, while others fled and escaped to an unknown destination.

“ In the course of interrogation, the suspect confessed to the offence and further mentioned the names of his collaborators now at large.
 
Discreet investigation is in progress to further arrest his accomplices and charge them to court for prosecution.”

 

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