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Nigerian troops arrest bandit linked to Zangon Kataf deadly attack

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Troops of Operation Safe Haven have arrested suspected bandit and gunman, Shehu Musa, in connection with an attack in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area in Kaduna State.

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The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, recalled the December attack in which seven people were killed, 13 houses burnt and several properties destroyed.

According to him, the arrest was based on a tip-off, following careful investigations into the attack.

“The suspect was trailed to a village in a neighboring state, where he was arrested in an undisclosed hospital while receiving treatment for gunshot wounds”.

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The statement quoted Governor Nasir El-Rufai as expressing satisfaction at the report of the arrest.

Mr El-Rufai thanked the troops and security agencies for sustaining diligent investigations, and urged them to pursue all relevant leads to closure.

“The suspect remains in the troop’s custody as investigations continue,” Mr Aruwan added.

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