Police arrest arms supplier to bandits — CP



The Katsina State Police says it has arrested an alleged supplier of arms and to bandits in the state.
The police alleged that one Haruna Yusuf, 47, and other suspects found with two machine guns and 179 anti-aircraft , were arrested.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Sanusi , announced this during a news conference on Monday in Katsina.
said that the suspects were arrested in their hideouts at Sawarya village, Kaita Local Government Area of Katsina state.
“Based on credible intelligence, the has been following a lead of the suspect.
“The suspect was trailed and arrested alongside with his cohorts, –Lawan Zayyana, 35, also of Sawarya village, Haruna Adamu, 35, and Auwal , 28, both of Maduru village in Mani Local Government Areaof Katsina state.
“Haruna Yusuf confessed to be the gang .
“He told police that he usually receives the supply of arms and from the Republic of Niger and hands over to Lawan Zayyana, Haruna Adamu and Auwal , who will in turn take the supply to bandits in the forest.
“Furthermore, Haruna Adamu and Auwal confessed to have severally trafficked such arms and ammunition to bandits in Gurbi and Dan-Magaji in ” he said.
The commissioner further said that the police arrested 14 other suspects at the hideouts during the raid.
said that other items recovered in their possession included one vehicle and seven motorcycles they used in trafficking the weapons to bandits in the forests.
The commissioner added that other items recovered were torch lights, mobile phone chargers, one rifle and 3,413,500 CFA Franc.
He said that investigation was ongoing to arrest other suspects involved in the act.(NAN)