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Police Arrest Four Suspects With Cache Of 295 Rounds of AK-47 Ammunition

Four suspects have been taken into custody by Niger State Police Command operatives for allegedly having one AK-47 gun and P295 worth of ammunition in the Tafa Local Government Area of the state.

CP Shawulu Ebenezer Danmamman, the State Commissioner of Police, revealed this information on Thursday, February 29, 2024, at a news briefing held at the command headquarters in Minna.

Based on reliable intelligence, the suspects were apprehended at a poultry farm along the Garam/Bwari route via Sabon-Wuse, according to the CP.

“On 18/02/2024 at about 1410hrs, based on information received that one Nuhu Abdullahi of a poultry farm, Sabon-Wuse area of Tafa LGA was suspected to be among the hoodlums terrorizing the area,” the CP stated.

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“Immediately the information was received, the Police operatives attached to Tafa Div, with Tactical Support Team (TST) led by DPO Tafa mobilized to the poultry farm along Garam/Bwari road via Sabon-Wuse and arrested the following suspects in connection to the information; Nuhu Abdullahi 25yrs, Yahuza Isah 24yrs, Mohammed Adamu 42yrs, all of Dadin-Kowa Sabon-Wuse, Tafa LGA.

“Having arrested the suspects from the scene, an immediate on-the-spot search was conducted in the premises of the farm. Consequently, a total of two hundred and ninety-five rounds of live ammunition of AK-47 rifle were recovered, hidden in different bags of grains within the farm.

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“During interrogation, Nuhu Abdullahi confessed that his elder brother; one Ibrahim Abdullahi 38yrs of Mangu area of Plateau State, sent a sum of two hundred and ninety-five thousand naira to him to purchase arms and ammunition for nefarious activities in Mangu, Plateau State.

“The said Ibrahim Abdullahi was equally arrested and confessed to the crime, while Yahuza Isah aided and connected Nuhu Abdullahi to Mohammed Adamu, a vigilante man in Sabon-Wuse.

“Mohammed Adamu claimed that he bought about one hundred and eighty quantity of the ammunition at the rate of two thousand, two hundred naira each from one Rabiu at Kagarko, Kaduna and took the delivery at Jere, Kaduna State, while one other suspect called Commander Dahiru of vigilante, presently at large supplied the remaining quantity.

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“Meanwhile, a concerted effort is ongoing to arrest both Dahiru and Rabiu, in order to unravel the source of this ammunition. Case is under investigation at SCID Minna and the suspects will be charged to court after the investigation.” [CONTINUE READING HERE]

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