Police Nab Two Suspected Weapons Suppliers to Bandits

John Shiklam in Kaduna

Operatives of  Kaduna State Police Command have  arrested two suspected gun-runners supplying arms to bandits.

In a statement yesterday, spokesperson of the command, Mansir Hassan,  said the suspects – Alkali Danladi and  Gayya Koddi – were arrested by police operatives on April 4, 2024, following credible intelligence report.

Hassan said Danladi aged 45, from  Ungwan Hayatu village, Yarkasuwa, Lere Local Government Area, was arrested at Tsurutawa village along the Kaduna-Jos highway.

The statement said: “Danladi was suspected of engaging in the illegal supply of firearms to bandits. He was arrested while coming from Jos, Plateau State.

“During the interception, Danladi was found to have concealed several prohibited firearms, including one fabricated AK 47 rifle, five fabricated revolver rifles, and two fabricated pistols.

“Additionally, working tools such as fliers, screwdrivers and spanners, as well as charms, were discovered in his possession.”

Hassan said further investigations led to the arrest of  Gayya Koddi, aged 40, from Bundu Dingi village, adding that two other suspects are still at large.

He said the Kaduna state police command, under the leadership of Ali  Dabigi, the Commissioner of Police, has assured  the people that efforts were  ongoing to apprehend the remaining culprits.

He added that the commissioner also urged citizens to remain vigilant and cooperate with law enforcement agencies in the fight against illegal arms proliferation and criminal activities.

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