ZAMFARA KILLINGS: 3 SUPECT IN CUSTODY

The Nigeria Police Force have arrested three suspects in connection with the killings in Birane village in Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara.

The suspects are : Halilu Garba, 45, alias Mabushi, Zubairu Marafa, 45, alias Wakili and Nafi’u Badamasi, 40, alias Zakiru.

it will be recalled that bandits, suspected to be cattle rustlers, had on Feb. 14 killed more than forty persons in Birane village.

The Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Ibrahim Idris had deployed additional three units of Police Mobile Force ( PMF) to the area.

In a statement, the Force spokesman, CSP Jimoh Moshood, said that the suspects, who are now in custody, were assisting the Police in their investigation.

Moshood said all suspects would be arraigned in court on completion of investigation.

The IGP has also set up a joint investigation team, headed by the Assistant Inspector -General of Police in charge of intelligence at the Force Headquarters to move to the state to fish out the perpetrators.

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