Police arrest guns, ammunitions supplier to arm bandits in Katsina
The Katsina State Police Command has succeeded in arresting a notorious gun runner suspected to be supplying arms and ammunition to cattle rustlers, kidnappers and armed robbers hiding at Rugu forest, Safana LGA of Katsina state.
The criminal, simply identified as Safiyanu Amadu, aged 50yrs of Barbelu village of Bakori Local government area of the state was also caught with two locally made revolver pistols and one 7.62mm ammunition of AK 47 rifle.
This was contained in a statement signed by the police public relations officer SP Gambo Isah and made available to newsmen including www.katsinapost.com .
According to the statement, the suspect has since confessed to the crime and is now cooperating with the police in investigations.
Below is the press release:
ARREST OF GUN RUNNER AND RECOVERY OF TWO LOCALLY MADE REVOLVER PISTOLS AND ONE 7.62MM AMMUNITION OF AK 47 RIFLE:
On 09/07/2018 based on a tip off, the Command succeeded in arresting a notorious gun runner who was supplying arms and ammunition to cattle rustlers, kidnappers and armed robbers hiding at Rugu forest, Safana LGA of Katsina state.
Nemesis caught up with the suspect one Safiyanu Amadu ‘m’ aged 50yrs of Barbelu village, Bakori LGA of Katsina state when he was chased and arrested deep inside Rugu forest and two locally made revolver pistols and one 62mm life ammunition of Ak.47 rifle were recovered from his possession.
Suspect has confessed to have intends selling same to cattle rustlers inside the forest. He is assisting the police in their investigation.
Investigation is ongoing.