militia group

…recovers 325 rounds of live ammunition, AK47 magazine

Juliana Francis

The Zamfara State Police Command said it has arrested two men who used to supply arms and ammunition to bandits.

The Command also stated that it recovered 325 rounds of live ammunition, one AK47 magazine.

This was even as the Zamfara State Commissioner of Police, Kolo Yusuf, vowed to sustain an onslaught against activities of criminal elements in the state.

The State’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), a Superintendent of Police, Mohammed Shehu, while confirming the arrest and recovering, explained that on the 8th of January, 2023 at about 11:PM, Police Tactical operatives had arrested two gun runners,  Emmanuel Emmanuel and his female counterpart Nana Ibrahim along Gusau – Wanke – Dansadau road, conveying 325 rounds of live ammunition and a magazine for Ak 47 rifle.

Shehu said: “The arrest was sequel to intelligence information received about the supply of the above-mentioned exhibits from Benue State to an undisclosed bandit’s camp in Zamfara. Spot searches by the operatives led to the recovery of the above exhibits. During interrogation, suspects confessed to having engaged in several gun-running businesses with bandits operating in Zamfara and other neighbouring states. The effort is ongoing to apprehend their partners and charge them to court for prosecution.”

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