Police Briefings on Zamfara, Anambra State
PRESS BRIEFING BY THE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE ZAMFARA STATE POLICE ZAMFARA CP USMAN NAGOGO psc+ ON FRIDAY 29th MAY, 2020 AT THE POLICE COMMAND HEADQUARTERS, GUSAU.
Gentlemen of the Press, you are once again welcome to series of briefing that we called from time to time. This is with a view to keep the public well informed of events as they developed.
It is known fact that the Federal Government had last year at the heat of Banditary, Cattle Rustling and Kidnapping banned all forms of mining activities in Zamfara State. This is because the Government felt that there was a Nexus between the criminality in Zamfara and mining activities. However, Intelligence report at the disposal of the Police and other leading security agents in the State revealed that some unpatriotic Nigerians in concert with foreigners very much engaged in illegal mining activities. Thus, On 20th April, 2020, the Commissioner of Police led a team of Policemen to one of the major mining sites at Kwalli in Bukkuyum LGA. The result was that some Chinese Nationals and their Nigerian Collaborators were arrested and have since handed over to Force CID,. Force Headquarters Abuja.
The Magnitude of arrest led both the Inspector General of Police and Chief of Army staff to give a matching order to Security agents to go after these illegal miners.
On 21st May, 2020 the Brigade Commander 1 Brigade Nigeria Army, Gusau Brigadier General O. M Bello led a team compromising of Army, Police and DSS to raid the mining sites in Anka, Bukkuyum and Gummi LGAs. The raiding of Kawaye, Zugu, Dan Kamfani, Bagega, Dareta and Dakie Takwas mining sites of the above LGAs led to the arrest of two hundred and fifty (250) Nigerians and One(1) Burkinabe national.
Exhibits recovered in the raiding and the arrest includes among others;
1 Twelve (12) Pumping machines
2. Twenty Nine (29) Motorcycles
3. Chemicals for making gold and
4. Unrefined Gold sifting materials.
All the Suspects have confessed to the offence and would be arraigned before the court of competent jurisdiction whenever the court resumes sitting.
Let me sound a word of warning that untill and unless the Federal Government unbanned the mining activities, anybody who goes against the norms will be arrested and severely dealt with according to the law of the land. The raiding of illegal miners will be continued until all illegal mining activities are brought a hold.
CP Usman Nagogo psc+
Commissioner of Police
Zamfara State Command
POLICE NAB SIX MAN SYNDICATE WHO DIVERTED A CONTAINER WITH GOODS WORTH OVER TEN MILLION NAIRA FROM LAGOS
Recovers the goods and two trucks used in conveying the exhibits
On the 27/5/2020 at about 8:am following intelligence report,Police operatives attached to Central Police Station Onitsha arrested the following syndicate,
(i)Suleiman Abdulkareem ‘m’ aged 40years of lamukpa in Ibaban,Oyo State.
(ii)Abdullahi Umar ‘m’ aged 48 years of Jjabiri town in Funtua LGA of Katsina State,
(iii)Aliyu Idris ‘m’ aged 52 years of matsai town in Kaita LGA of Katsina State,
(iv)Godswill Ebirim ‘m’ aged 55years Okwe in Onuimo LGA of Imo State,
(v)Dickson Ada ‘m’ aged 55years of Usenu in Ago LGA of Edo State and,
(vi)Friday Kihodaro ‘m’ aged 42 years of Uhedode in Esi LGA of Edo State.
Suspects allegedly diverted a forty feet container loaded with Aluminium ingot used in making aluminium products valued over #10 Million Naira belonging to Llyod Industries Limited Sango Ota in Ogun State.
Suspects also trans loaded the goods in two Styer trucks with registration numbers ABH 389 XA and UGH 434 XR respectively to Ochanja Scrap market Onitsha.
Meanwhile,the receiver one Godswill Ehirim who was equally arrested allegedly priced the goods at (#2,5,000,000) and also gave the sum of #400,000 to transport the goods from Lagos to Onitsha without a waybil.
Consequently,both the goods and the two trucks have been recovered and registered as exhibits while investigation is still ongoing after which Suspects would be brought to book.
SP Haruna Mohammed PPRO Anambra State Police Command,
For-Commissioner of Police Anambra State Command