Lagos cattle sellers arrested for funding bandits in Zamfara

Four Lagos cattle sellers have been arrested by the police, for reportedly funding bandits in Zamfara State. 

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The Lagos cattle sellers identified Alhaji Ago Atine, Alawani Abubakar, Mohammed Shagari and Bashiru Aliyu, reportedly funded bandits who attacked Tsafe, Zurmi, Shinkafi, Maradun, Maru and Brinin-Magaji local government areas of Zamfara state by allegedly buying stolen cows from them.

The suspects who were arrested in Agege area of Lagos, reportedly funded the bandits who on December 29, 2018, ambushed a team of soldiers on patrol along Doburu Forest in the Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamafra State, using rocket-propelled grenades on them.

The bandits who have killed many residents of the state,using the proceeds of the stolen cows to buy guns and other lethal weapons in Libya, also attacked a police anti-rustling team in the state, killing 15 members of the team.

Punch reported that the gang’s source of funds for procuring sophisticated weapons was recently revealed when operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team arrested its commander in Zurmi.

“Twin sisters, Hassana and Hussaina Bala, were kidnapped in October 2018 in Dauran Village, Zurmi Local Government Area. A ransom of N15m was paid before the girls were released, but one of the suspects arrested in connection with the kidnapping, Nafiu Usman, alias Baba Doctor, who happens to be the sub commander of a group of bandits operating in Zurmi, confessed that his boss, one Dankarimi, the overall commander in Zurmi, had been sourcing funds to procure arms and ammunition.

“The N15m ransom was shared among sub commanders working for Dankarimi. Usman said he got N500,000 as his share. He also confessed that his group ambushed and killed a team of soldiers on patrol at Doburu Forest. He confessed that he bought the weapons in Libya and identified one Alhaji Naira as the person who provided the funds they used in buying the arms. He said members of the gang rustled cows for Alhaji Naira, who brought them to Lagos for sale” a senior police officer said.

Usman reportedly led police operatives to arrest Alhaji Naira, who then mentioned the four cattle sellers at Abattoir as the receivers. It was also gathered that the four suspects, who are natives of Zamfara State, were reportedly arrested while selling some of the rustled cows to unsuspecting buyers.

50-year-old Atine who said he has bought over 400 cows from Alhaji Naira, stated thathe was not aware that the cows were stolen.

He said, “I have received over 400 cows from Alhaji Naira. I sold the cows at Abattoir. I sent the money to Alhaji Naira’s bank account after sales. I bought the cows from him at low prices. He sold each cow to me for between N60,000 and N70,000 and I sold each for between N170,000 and N180,000. I don’t know what Alhaji does with the money and I didn’t know that the cows were stolen.”

266 Comments

  1. People arrange to kill others because of money, sponsoring terrorists that may wake up tomorrow and even turn against them. God help us from these selfish, self centered humans we live with in the same society.

  2. Selfishness isn’t a good thing. Why sponsor terrorist who may come against you in other to make money? Let these men be charged to court oo

  3. Doing all sort of atrocities all to buy admonition to waste human life..
    Nice one cops, let them face the law.

  4. With the present state in zamfara, the Nigeria police zsmfara should take it serious and pub sh all offenders

  5. He’s a rogue for admitting that he bought the cows a such low rates from Alhaji naira. They’re all accomplices to the crimes and should be prosecuted accordingly

  6. You see all of them are from the same state zamfara and just because of money they were killing their brother and sister ,this is the highest corruption I have come across a cow that is worth#150,000 and you are buying at #60,000 and he is comfortable ,and he they are using the same money to buy arms to destroy the State and he is comfortable.sirtheir case is just dead sentence don’t even wait time

  7. Na so money dey flow from gutter. U are lying if u claim u did not know the source of the cows u have been buying. You will receive ur punishment soon. U see, after they will be apportioning blames to innocent ppl. With time, all these ppl causing problems in different parts of the country will exposed to shame.

  8. Yes let them be arrested, sponsors of evil l know that this people must have sponsors, let them be interrogated very well and make sure they are paid in their own coin.

  9. Thanks God there secret has exposed however they committed a great crime I.e by killing our military agent and some police officers with the citizens and so on they should be kill aswell

  10. Thank God they have finally been arrested. The kind of damage and lives these people take is too much.They should be prosecuted immediately

  11. God we not make a way for the wicked once let him get arrested before any other time to say first

  12. Looking at them engaged in 2 different offences. Stealing of cows and Kidnapping. They should rot in jail because this was how boko haram started.

  13. This is terrible! People raising funds to those that buy weapons to kill others. May they not go unpunished

  14. So they’re ones rustling the cows the fulanis will then put the blame on innocent farmers and start raiding their farms and killing them. May God expose them all.

  15. Selfishness isn’t a good thing. Why sponsor terrorist who may come against you in other to make money? Let these men be charged to court oo

  16. Ignorance is not an excuse to be an accessory to crime, cattle rustling is rampant in Zamfara and Benue states, with high number of lost of life.

  17. The truth will continue to be revealed, and more people will be arrested and life will be better.

  18. You can imagine the kind of wickedacts they did. They have good lucrative business and they’re doing illegal dealings of funding firearms to bandits.

  19. Finally the truth is out that they are the ones funding bandits in Zamfara State.
    They should bear the consequences by the law

  20. They must face the consequences and must not go unpunished. They should be dealt with like seriously. They hid under protective shade of being cow sellers…. Stupid people

  21. I love this, they must be prosecuted buying cows that cheap and you never asked how it came about. Your a thief. Kudos to our police

  22. People arrange to kill others because of money, sponsoring terrorists that may wake up tomorrow and even turn against them. God help us from these selfish, self centered humans we live with in the same society.

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  23. Many nigerians are the cause of insecurity in the country,,,, I’m happy four of them was caught.. Many more of these criminals to be caught

  24. yes I love that how can they bring cheap price to you and u rush in and bringout money without asking where dey get d cow.

  25. These are the type of people spoiling this country Nigeria.. Thank God they were caught and they should face the law and serve their given sentence

  26. They should be investigated and if found wanting of the allegation should be prosecuted and dealt with

  27. Anyone buying stolen good’s is equally a theif, cow that you know that is more than that price, you buy and sell tripple the price.you are the bigger theif.face the law

  28. sponsoring terrorists that may wake up tomorrow and even turn against them. God help us from these selfish, self centered humans we live with in the same society

  29. God will expose them one by one as far they said Nigerian will not be peaceful their entire generation too will also suffer for it

  30. God will continue to strengthen the security officers in Nigeria to always apprehend all evil perpetrators in Nigeria. Indeed, the love of money is the root of all evil ..Just imagine “selfish gain and greed makes you to sponsor terrorism??… Let just prevail please ..

  31. I think is high time most of our business men start been careful with what we buy and sale all in the name that its cheaper,crime is on the high rate now and people are taking advantage

  32. They all got what they deserved. Why would they do such a thing? They should be really dealt with.

  33. Stupid corrupt people thank God they have been apprehended and should face the law strictly without mercy

  34. Thank God, may God continue to expose them. Please try to extract information from them before killing them because they deserve to die

  35. nemesis has caught up on them, they should be punished and sentence to life imprisonment without any chance of parole

  36. This is how they would be creating militia and insurgent groups up and down. I am sure this is how boko haram started

  37. This is Nigeria major problem corruption is everywhere in Nigeria the man should just be arrested and be duely punished

  38. You bought cows with that cheaper rate and your instincts did not tell you that the cow might not be genuine,thief

  39. Blood is not a water to drink, so if you get money by kidnapping people you will never be bless.may the creature safeguard us.

  40. so that’s how they get fund and buy ammunition they should be punished and those mentioned should be caught immediately

  41. This is good news they have committed so much thank God they were all apprehended what a wicked being, they must not go unpunished

  42. People arrange to kill others because of money, sponsoring terrorists that may wake up tomorrow and even turn against them

  43. This is really sad in a country where they say ‘corruption is free’ The Nigeria police have more works to do in carrying out investigations to arrest whoever that is involved in any act capable at destroying the country

  44. Hmmmmm, I know that all these bandits have sponsors. How can you be buying weapons of mass destruction all in the name of making quick money. Thank God they are caught. Others will follow suit.

  45. It is agood thing that they have been caught,their appropriate punishment should be given to them.

  46. I know that those sponsoring those boko haram are in our midst just that FG don’t want to take action, Thank God this ones were arrested and I hope they face judgment

  47. These people are so wicked and didn’t have the fear of God,am happy they are facing the law now They should be punished

  48. What a bad omen in this country, how can someone be so wicked as this? Paying bandits to cause atrocities in the land. May God help us

  49. All this Alhaji them… They are worse than Satan himself.. Allah be praised for they have finally caught

  50. this man’s speech look and sound innocent.plz this issues ought to be properly investigated and the real culprit brought to book.

  51. For them to be able to have killed 15 police
    That’s an indication that they were well armed and organized
    These men fueling their evils.deserves no less than death
    A cruel one
    Just to buy cheap
    They don’t even Care
    the lives lost

  52. That’s how God will continue to expose them. I don’t think they know how many innocent lives they have wasted because of their evil act.

  53. Castle breeders are also the same thing as Heardsmen right….but why would the be sponsoring this people now

  54. 400 cows is too much for all those criminals . that a lot of money if they sell it they should be fined heavily

  55. Corrupt nation
    U see the issue at hand
    And its most if those top politicians that supports them shaa

  56. Money is the root of all evil in life I hope the police will used them to teach other a good lesson

  57. This terrible
    That’s how God will continue to expose them. I don’t think they know how many innocent lives they have wasted because of their evil act
    They deserve to be punished

  58. May God keep on expose you guys nawa o stolen cow ,that is y he his selling it in a cheaper rate

  59. Thank God for their capture.Wicked people will never be alive to enjoy their loots while innocent person were killed.Quick judgement should be pronounced on them.

  60. How come some heartless people want to turn Nigeria into Lybia and other war thorn countries. God will not all you succeed

  61. I pray they should all caught them all included the alhaji naira because this Nigeria becoming worst every day

  62. And wen we see them in town we begin to envy their wealth not knowing they get money from sponsoring bandits, may God punish u

  63. I believe they should properly be charged, no one in his right mind will uphold corruption and innocent killings for unjustified course

  64. Useless government ordinary cattle rustlers can kill a team of soldiers with sophisticated weapon they got from money of cattle while the government can not fund the police and army with oil money. Shame and they are here arresting people selling cows they should also arrest those that ate it.

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