The Police Command in Sokoto State says it has arrested no fewer than 37 suspects over alleged banditry in some parts of the state.


Addressing a press conference in Sokoto, the Deputy Inspector General
of Police, DIG, Operations, Ahmed Zaki, said the arrests were made
between Jan. 20 and Jan. 29.


He said the Operation Sahara Storm of the Nigeria Police identified and
raided the bandits’ camps in Illela, Rabah, Isa and Goronyo Local
Government Areas of Sokoto State.


During the operations, the police arrested no fewer than 37 suspects at
different locations and several exhibits were recovered.

All the suspects were linked to the notorious gang leader, Turji, and they
have all confessed to their complicity in the crime of banditry, he said.