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Nigeria Police Nabs Suspected Gunrunner In Kaduna With Two Hundred Rounds Of Ammunitions

By Joseph Edegbo

The Kaduna State Police Command in Northwest Nigeria, says it has recorded another feat in the fight against crime and criminality in the State with the arrest of a suspected gunrunner and the recovery of ammunitions.

The incident occurred on the 17th January, 2024 at 2030 hours or thereabout when the Police Officers from Divisional Police Headquarters Tudun Wada, Zaria on Tactical Operation Duty (TOD) accosted a certain Musa Yusuf of Zurmi LGA Zamfara State who was on a commercial motorcycle and in possession of a suspicious handbag.

The said suspect alighted the motorcycle, abandoned his bag and attempted to escape. He was chased and apprehended and when search of his handbag was conducted, two hundred and two rounds of 7.62 x 39mm live ammunitions were discovered and retrieved.

Early inquisition revealed that Musa Yusuf was on an errand for a bandit alias Emir in Zurmi forest. He was to receive the ammunitions at bakin kogi in Kauru LGA of Kaduna State and convey same to the said bandit.

He has since accomplished the first stage of the mission by collecting the ammunitions but was intercepted before delivering by the ever-vigilant Police Officers attached to Tudun Wada Zaria Division.

A statement by the Command’s Spokesman, ASP Mansir Hassan said
investigation is still ongoing and concerted efforts made to arrest his accomplices after which the case will be charged to court.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Kaduna State Command, CP A.D Ali, has applauded the vigilant alertness of the Police Officers and called for more visibility policing.

He charged Operatives to dominate their area of responsibilities and make their presence felt to deter criminals from carrying out their nefarious acts in the State.

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