Zamfara DPO accused of conniving with bandits redeployed

An unnamed Divisional Police Officer in Kaura-Namoda, Zamfara State, has been redeployed due to accusation of conniving with bandits in the state.

The beleaguered state has seen an upsurge in banditry and kidnappings.

The Zamfara State Police Command on Tuesday said a viral video in which natives accused the DPO of such act prompted his redeployment.

Mohammed Shehu, the spokesperson for the command, said the command took the decision even though there is no one formal complaint against the police officer.

“Available records at the command revealed no formal complaint against the DPO in respect of the allegation”, said Shehu who also urged anyone with “credible evidence” to step forward or send a message to his phone number 08162793939.


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