THE Zamfara Anti-thuggery Committee said it had arrested two suspects for allegedly committing sodomy.
The committee also said it had succeeded in the arrest of six suspects for alleged phone snatching and armed robbery.
The Committee’s Chairman, Mr Bello Bakyasuwa, disclosed this at a news briefing on Monday in Gusau.
Bakyasuwa said one of the sodomy suspects was apprehended by the operatives of the anti-thuggery operatives in Tudun Wada area in Gusau, the state capital.
“The suspect confessed to committing the ugly act with a 7-year old child.
“Another sodomy suspect, who sells carrots was also arrested by our personnel for allegedly defiling an almajiri child in Gusau metropolis.
“This suspect specialised in attracting almajiri children especially with carrots to commit the ugly act with them,” he said..
According to him, out of the six suspects arrested for alleged phone snatching and armed robbery, some were arrested during a PDP governorship campaign rally held in Kaura Namoda town recently.
“Some of the suspects were arrested in Gusau metropolis by our patrol team bearing dangerous weapons and for alleged phone snatching.
“All the suspects confessed to committing the crimes when we interrogated them,” he added.
Bakyasuwa further said that all the suspects violated Gov. Bello Matawalle’s Executive Order No. ll for anti thuggery, drugs abuse and other related crimes
He said the suspects would be handed over to the authorities for further investigation.
Bakyasuwa called on parents and guardians as well as almajiri schools to always ensure close monitoring of their children.
He appealed to the people of the state to continue to comply with the committee in its efforts to fight against thuggery, promote general peace and stability in the state. (NAN)