The Zamfara State Police says it has arrested about 117 persons in connection with the recent killings in Gusau, Shinkafi Local Government Areas and other parts of the state.
The spokesperson of the command, Mohammed Shehu, said this in a statement on Friday.
According to him, the suspects were arrested during a raid carried out by the IGP Special Tactical Squad in conjunction with the Command Tactical team on Thursday, which lasted for several hours.
He also noted that the Command Tactical team arrested 72 suspected bandits who specialize in using unregistered motorcycles to ferry kidnapped victims to their hideouts, while 73 unregistered motorcycles were recovered from them.
The arrest comes days after bandits stormed the villages on motorbikes, shooting sporadically at residents and carting away their livestock.