The Nigeria Police Force, Kaduna State Command, on Wednesday, said it has received credible intelligence about a gunrunner in a community in the state.
The Command said its operatives arrested one Rilwanu Abdullahi of Damari village of Birnin Gwari LGA, with an AK47 rifle and 600 rounds of 7.62 X 39mm live ammunition.
Details of the find are contained in a statement by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Muhammed Jalige
It said the suspect was sighted in a suspicious manner around Madachi area of Zaria city and on sighting police operatives, he attempted to run but was chased and apprehended.
“On May 17, 2022, the operatives of the Kaduna Police Command’ attached to Zaria Area Command acted on credible intelligence and succeeded in arresting one Rilwanu Abdullahi ‘M’ of Damari village of Birnin Gwari LGA, Kaduna State with an AK47 rifle with six hundred (600) rounds of 7.62 X 39mm live ammunition.” He said
”During interrogation, the suspect led detectives to another location where an additional Volkswagen car with Reg.No AX 973 LGA was recovered with the said number of live ammunition carefully concealed inside the fuel tank aimed at evading the eagle eyes of security operatives.
He appealed to the members of the public to expose informants in their community, adding that with informants eliminated from communities, bandits would be out of business,
The Kaduna Police Command while giving assurances that it is making efforts in reducing crime in the state, said it is soliciting the support of the general public in the area of information sharing particularly on informants as that is the root of bandits’ operations.
“If the informants are dislodged, the bandits will be suffocated and lack grounds to operate,” it said.
“Despite all odds, the Police are not relenting at ensuring that no stone is left unturned in its resolve to reduce crime to the barest minimum.
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