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Supplier of AK47 riffles, ammunitions to bandits arrested by Police

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Supplier of AK47 riffles, ammunitions to bandits arrested by Police


The Nigerian Police have arrested four herdsmen, who al­legedly bought and sup­plied Ak-47 riffles and ammunition to bandits terrorizing several parts of the country.

They were arrested by the operatives of the Force Intelligence Response Team, IRT, at Lafia area of Nasarawa State recently.

Police source disclosed that 320 rounds of live am­munition and two AK47 magazines were recovered from the suspects

The suspects are Ab­dullahi Mohamed, Haru­na Bello, Usianie Abdu­lahi Aka Gide and Yusuf Barkeje.

It was revealed that the suspects were nabbed while they were about de­livering the ammunition and the magazines to re­ceivers who were identi­fied as Yellie, in Lokoja and Bello in Warri, Delta State.

It was gathered that the operatives of IRT in the cause of investigation, dis­covered that bandits were supplied ammunition by a syndicate that based in Abuja and Nassarawa State respectively.

Our source disclosed that: “When we commenced our investigation, we dis­covered that one of the sus­pects Abdullah, who was their transporter resided in Kubwa area of Abuja and we stormed his hideout and arrested him.

“He confessed his role as a driver and re­vealed that he had been contacted to pick another 320 rounds of ammunition from some members of his syndicate in Nasara­wa for onward delivery to a contact identified as as Bello”.

“Abudulahi, then led us to Lafia, Nassarawa State, where we arrested three other members of the gang: Usianei, Harun­na and Barkeje and the 320 round of the ammunition was recovered from them. During interrogation, they confessed that they start­ed the illegal business last year adding that they buy one round of the ammuni­tion at the rate of N700:00 and that their operation­al vehicle was a golf car”.

“They said they usually open the door mart of the car and neatly concealed back after stacking the am­munition in it. According to them, this often enabled them to beat security oper­atives on the road”.

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