Zamfara: Police Nab Man Over Human Part Possession, Recover Charms


The Zamfara State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has arrest one Jabiru Ibrahim over the killing and possession of a human body part.

The suspect was arrested in the Dauran district in the Zurmi Local Government Area of the state.

He was discovered to be a member of the proscribed local ‘security’ group popularly known as Yansakai.

In a statement dated Monday, May 30 that was made available to newsmen, the Spokesperson of the command, SP Mohammed Shehu, said police operatives were investigating a case of culpable homicide against the suspect after he confessed to killing the owner of the hand found in his possession.

“The suspect was arrested by the Joint Police and Military Operatives on Anti-Banditry Operation along Dauran-Zurmi axis and brought to the Police Command Headquarters, Gusau for discreet investigation,” the statement read.

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The Yan Sakai group where Ibrahim belonged were said to have been terrorising members of the Dauran Community through jungle justice, leading to reprisal attacks by bandit terrorists against the innocent members of the public.

SP Shehu disclosed further in the statement that in the course of interrogation, the suspect confessed that he and three (3) other members of his gang now at large perpetrated the gruesome killing of one Abdullah, a Fulani by tribe and later the suspect removed the right hand of the deceased.

“Investigation is in progress with a view to arresting his partners in crime and to unravel the circumstances of their action before being charged to court for prosecution,” the Police spokesman noted.

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