A soldier and his girlfriend has been arrested while supplying ammunitions and military uniforms to bandits in Zamfara State, the state government has said at a press conference addressed by the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor Bello Matawalle, Bashir Maru.
According to the state government, the soldier was arrested by the military through community-driven intelligence. Maru however did not provide more details of the incident or the identity of the soldier, saying that the state government was waiting for the military authorities to do so.
“The military recently arrested an army officer and his girlfriend who were engaged in assisting bandits with military uniforms and ammunition in active connivance with other saboteurs. This arrest was only made possible through community-driven intelligence.
“While the state government awaits the action the military will take on this matter and make an official statement, the development has further proved the position of Governor Bello Mohammed that unless the fight against banditry is cleansed of bad eggs and saboteurs, we may not record the desired success in the fight.”