Police Nabs Gunrunner In Kaduna, Calls For More Vigilance Patrol

FROM Lateef Taiwo, Kaduna

In the fight against crime and criminality, the Kaduna State Police Command has recorded yet another feat with the arrest of a suspected gunrunner and the recovery of ammunitions.

According to the statement made available to newsmen by the command’s public relations officer, ASP Mansir Hassan,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 but 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 retrieved.

The statement added that, 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.

Investigation is still ongoing and concerted efforts made to arrest his accomplices after which the case will be charged to court.

While the Commissioner of Police Kaduna State Command, CP A.D Ali, psc has applauded the vigilant alertness of the Police Officers and calls for more visibility policing, he charged the Operatives to dominate their area of responsibilities and make their presence felt.

This he concluded will deter criminals from carrying out their nefarious acts in the State.


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