The Zamfara State Police Command says its tactical Operatives attached to the Commissioner of Police, Kolo Yusuf have intercepted a Gunrunner along Abuja-Kaduna highway.

Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Shehu Mohammed who paraded the suspect on behalf of the CP Kolo Yusuf, said the arrest followed intelligence report about the movement of the criminal.

He explained that, arms and ammunitions recovered from the suspect Ex-coporal Sa’idu Lawal ‘M’ aged 41 years old, an ex service man include;

1 AK-47 Rifle Breech No. Q971987

1 AK-49 Rifle Breech No. 34-7094

200 7.6mm Rounds of Live Ammunition

501 7.62X51mm Rounds of GPMG Live Ammunition

8 Empty Magazines .

He noted that, Sa’idu Lawal was a notorious kidnapper who specializes in Armed Robbery, Kidnapping, Gun Running and other heinous crimes that have for long been disturbing the peace and security of Zamfara State and neighbouring Katsina, Kaduna, Niger, Kebbi and Sokoto States.

“On 27th August, 2022 at about 1730hrs, Police Tactical/Escort Team attached to the Commissioner of Police Zamfara State Police Command, CP Kolo Yusuf psc acted on actionable intelligence that led to the arrest of the above named suspect who was an Ex-service personnel of the Nigeria Army attached 73 Battalion Janguza Army Barracks Kano. The suspect was intercepted with a Pontiac Vibe vehicle with registration number KRD 686 CY Lagos, along Abuja – Kaduna enroute Zamfara State. Search was conducted on the spot and the above mentioned exhibits were recovered in his possession” the PPRO Said

According to SP Shehu, during interrogation, the suspect confessed that he was to convey the said exhibits from Loko LGA of Nasarawa State to his customer one Dogo Hamza ‘Male’ of Bacha village in Tsafe LGA of the State.

The suspect further confessed that he had previously supplied same consignment to his other customers in Kaduna, Katsina, Niger and Kebbi States respectively.

The police added that, Discreet investigation is in progress with a view to arresting his partners of this dastardly crime.



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