Suspect arrested with a human hand in Zamfara


The police in Zamfara State have announced the arrest of a suspect for culpable homicide and being in possession of human body parts (hand).

According to a statement released by the Zamfara Police Command on Monday, the suspect was identified as Jabiru Ibrahim from Dauran district in the state’s Zarmi council area.

“The suspect was arrested by joint police and military operatives on anti-banditry operations along the Dauran-Zurmi axis and transferred to the Police Command Headquarters in Gusau for discreet investigation,” said Mohammed Shehu, a spokesman for the police command.


“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect was among the members of the outlawed group (YANSAKAI) who have been terrorising members of Dauran community through jungle justice, leading to reprisal attacks by bandits terrorists against the innocent members of the public.

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“During interrogation, the suspect revealed that he and three (3) other members of his gang, all of whom are still at large, carried out the horrible murder of one Abdullah, a Fulani by tribe, and that the suspect later severed the deceased’s right hand.”

Further investigations are underway with the goal of apprehending his accomplices and determining the facts behind their activities before they are charged in court, he said.

Source: Channels TV.

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