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In its most recent situation report, the Nigeria Police Force’s Kaduna State Command confirmed that gunrunners and a suspected bandit were arrested in the state last week.
According to the statement that was made available to journalists on Sunday by the spokesman for the command, DSP Mohammed Jalige, the suspects were captured on October 2 at Sabon Gayan, which is located along the Kaduna-Abuja highway.
According to Jalige, the arrest was made in response to information received around 13:30 on October 2.
According to the police press release, the operatives of the command acted on the report and conducted a raid in Sabon Gaya along the Kaduna-Abuja road, where they seized a Sharon vehicle carrying Reg.No.The suspect is driving the MNA 819 NT.
When he was apprehended, the suspect, according to the report, had left Minna in Niger State and was traveling through Kaduna to Katsina State.
The following items were discovered after a thorough search of the aforementioned vehicle:Jalige stated, “one assault rifle, 18 rifle magazines, and 241 rounds of live ammunition.”
Additionally, he disclosed that the command detained and recovered ammunition from a gunrunner on October 5.On October 5, the agents, acting on solid information, intercepted a gunrunner in the Niger village of Yan Siminti.The suspect, who is from Plateau, was traveling to Katsina State to deliver 280 rounds of live ammunition in the 7.62 x 39mm caliber.”
The force then apprehended serial arms and ammunition suppliers in Kaduna in a subsequent operation on October 8.When the suspect, who is from the village of Nasa in the state’s Kachia Local Government Area, was taken into custody near Galadimawa village in the Giwa LGA, Jalige noted that he was armed with several rounds of live ammunition of the 7.62mm caliber.
According to the spokesperson, the suspect was intercepted by agents around 11:45 p.m. while he was on his way to deliver the dangerous items to his companions.
Jalige stated, “Upon interrogation, the suspect confessed to having been involved in the nefarious business for a very long time.”
According to Jalige, the State Commissioner of Police, Yekini Ayoku, ordered a thorough investigation to be conducted in response to the events in order to apprehend and prosecute everyone involved.
In addition, the head of the police department expressed gratitude to the locals who, according to him, made it possible for the officers to carry out prompt follow-up and action.
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