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Police Arrests 3 Gun Runners, Recover Arms And Ammunition

Police has arrested three suspected gunrunners and recovered over 567 live ammunition from the suspects in the State.

Parading the suspects in Minna, the state Commissioner, Monday Bala Kuryas said the suspects have confessed to the crime.

The state Police boss said Muhammadu Bello, aged 32 and Nura Umar aged 30 (driver), both of Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State were arrested by the Police Safer Highway on patrol along Makera-Mokwa road in their vehicle.

He stated:

On 25/09/2021 at about 1100hrs, Police Saferhighway patrol team led by ASP Abdullahi Saleh while on routine patrol along Makera-Mokwa road, intercepted one Honda Accord vehicle, red in colour with Reg, No. CG 735 ABC with two (2) occupants, namely:-
-Muhammadu Bello age 32yrs
-Nura Umar age 30yrs (driver), both ‘m’ of Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State.

Thee said driver refused to stop at the check-point for a routine check and after a hot chase by the Police team to Sabon Makera village; the driver and his accomplice abandoned the vehicle and took to their heels. The two suspects were later arrested with the help of the community.

During the search of the vehicle, the following items were recovered:-
-Two (2) AK-47 rifles
-Two (2) AK-49 rifles
-Sixteen (16) magazines
-Four hundred and seventeen (417) live ammunition of 7.62 calibre.
-One hundred and fifty (150) RPG live ammunition

During interrogation, suspects confessed to the crime and claimed that the arms were being taken from Sokoto to one Yellow at Mokwa. Case is under investigation while suspects will be arraingned in court for prosecution as soon as investigation is concluded.

Earlier, on 21/09/2021 at about 1530hrs, acting on a tip off, Police operatives attached to Swashi Police outpost of New-Bussa Division arrested one Habib Sani age 25yrs ‘m’ of Kanti village, Mashegu LGA.

The suspect was arrested at Swashi village with fourteen locally fabricated guns, comprising of six double barrel and eight triple barrel guns concealed in a sack bag while on transit in a commercial vehicle from Kanti village to Guffanti, New-Bussa Borgu LGA.

During interrogation, the suspects confessed and claimed that the guns were given to him by one Bilya, a local fabricator from same village who is presently at large to deliver to one Bulus ‘m’ of Guffanti village in Borgu LGA at the rate of one thousand naira commission on each of the guns. Effort is ongoing to apprehend the said Bilya and Bulus as the case is under investigation.

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