The police command in Kaduna state says it has arrested a suspected bandit with four AK 47 rifles and 344 rounds of ammunition.
The police said the suspect was arrested on his motorcycle.
In a statement on Sunday, Muhammad Jalige, command spokesperson, said the suspect was arrested on Friday by operatives attached to Tudun Wada Zaria station who were on surveillance patrol at Kwarkwaron Manu and Basawa.
“On being flagged down for search, the motorcycle passenger jumped down and fled, thereby heightening the suspicion of the eagle eyed operatives,” NAN quoted Jalige as saying.
“The motorcycle and the rider, who gave his identity as one Bilyaminu Saidu aged 33 years of Shuwaki village, Bakori LGA of Katsina state, were immediately subjected to a thorough search which led to his arrest.
“The items recovered included four AK-47 rifles, 344 rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition, telephones and charms.”
The spokesperson said the suspect confessed to be being on a mission to supply his gang with weapons.
“The commissioner of police, Kaduna state command, Yekini Ayoku, has ordered for a thorough and comprehensive investigation to unearth the source and destination of the illicit arms and the arrest of the suspect’s criminal cohorts,” he said.
Jaligbe said the police in Kaduna is working to ensure public safety and security in line with the operational guidelines handed down by Usman Baba, inspector-general of police (IGP).
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