Zamfara State Government has announced the arrest of 80 persons for providing assistance to bandits.
They were taken into custody for alleged involvement in banditry, kidnapping for ransom and illegal possession of firearms.
Abdullahi Shinkafi, Chairman, Committee on Prosecution of Banditry and Related Offences, addressed the media on Tuesday.
The suspects arrested by government forces were informants, and suppliers of food, drug, military camouflage and police uniforms.
Shinkafi disclosed that security agencies were investigating their level of participation in criminal activities.
“Others have already been charged to court to face charges of their involvemen.”