Police in Zamfara State have arrested suspected gun runner and armed robbers in various locations across the state, the state commissioner of police, Mr Abutu Yaro, disclosed on Friday.
Parading the suspect at the state police command, Mr Abutu Yaro said the command had arrested one Ibrahim Adamu, alias Gado, after credible information revealed that he and one Tsoho Dandela of Kangon Marafa village concluded plans to purchase an AK 47 rifle.
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He said they planned to purchase the rifle from one bandit called Dogo Alo residing in a bush in Zurmi Local Government Area of the state.
“Our operatives mounted a monitoring squad which led to the successful arrest of one of the suspects with cash to the tune of N1,070,000 meant for the consignment.
“During interrogation, the suspect confessed to have collected the money from Tsoho Dandela and be taken to Dogo in Zurmi local government area.
“In the same vein, our operatives apprehended one notorious bandit Lawal Ibrahim and one AK 47 rifle and two rounds of live ammunition and efforts are being geared towards arresting his collaborators,” Mr Yaro added.