The Zamfara State Government has revealed that a Nigerian soldier and his girlfriend have been caught supplying ammunition and military uniforms to armed bandits in the state.
This was made known by Bashir Maru, the deputy chief of staff of the governor, who represented the State Governor, Bello Matawalle at a recent press conference.
He said “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.”
He further said “Let me use this medium to salute the courage and patriotism of the individual who came forward with information that led to the arrest of these traitors. Our gratitude knows no bounds.”
You would recall that, the governor had, on several occasions, alleged sabotage in the fight against banditry in the state.
He had insisted that, the recent abduction of schoolgirls in state was politically motivated.
The Governor, through his deputy chief of state did not provide more details of the alleged incident, saying the state government was waiting for the military authorities to do so.
He however informed that a report has been passed on to the police and relevant security agencies for proper investigation.