One Sani Boka of Masama village in Funmi local government area of the state, has been arrested by the Zamfara State Police, for the alleged killing of his brother-in-law and kidnap of his own sister.
While parading the suspect at the state police, Command headquarters in Gusau on Monday, the Mr Usman Nagogo, the Commissioner of Police, disclosed that Sani Boka had confessed to his crime, adding that the suspect was recognised by his sister while he carried out the operation.
Nagogo added she told the police that he was one of those who kidnapped her and her partner.
“This disclosure led to the arrest of the suspect which also led to the arrest of the whole gang members who specialized in kidnapping and armed robbery.
“The gang broke into the house of Alhaji Umar Ibrahim at the neighbouring Dan-Awo village on the March 1, 2020, killed Alhaji Umar and kidnapped the two wives of the deceased over whom they later collected N1.8 million as ransom before releasing the two women.
“Sani Boka who was also a friend to the deceased along with members of the gang had also during the attack made away with the sum of N200,000,” he said as quoted by NAN.
He also gave the names of the other members of the gang as Alhaji Kabiru Lawali, Kabiru Sani, Sani Umar, Abubakar Yakubu and Aminu Abubakar.
Nagogo added that some of the kidnappers now reside among their victims and urged residents to be wary.