Police in Katsina State have arrested one Ibrahim Abdullahi, 40, alongside three others for suspected gun running and supply to bandits’ camps in different part of the country.
The police spokesman in the state, SP Gambo Isah, while parading the suspects on Friday, said the sum of N3,445,000 and one AK47 rifle were also recovered from the suspects.
Isah noted that during the course of interrogation, the ring leader, Ibrahim Abdullahi, confessed to the crime, saying that he and his gang members had taken 6 AK 47 rifles to a notorious bandits’ leader, Tukur Rabiu, alias “NASHARME” hiding at Rijana Forest, along Kaduna – Abuja road and collected the said amount in return for the arms.
“Suspect also confessed to be gunrunning for one Abu Rade, a notorious bandit hibernating at Rugu/Dumburum forests of Katsina and Zamfara states respectively.
“He further stated that he was being paid the sum of N100,000 as commission for each arm he supplied.
“He confessed to have supplied so many AK 47 rifles to different bandits’ camp in the country.”
Isah said that the command also recovered one AK 47 rifle, twelve cows and eleven sheep in a foiled kidnapping/cattle rustling attempt when bandits in their numbers, riding on motorbikes, attacked Tinya village, Batsari LGA of Katsina State and rustled some domestic animals.
“A team of Policemen in collaboration with vigilante group chased the hoodlums, engaged them into a gun duel, killed one of the bandits,” he said.
In another development, the Command succeeded in arresting one Surajo Dauda, 30, of Rijiyar Basai village, Danja LGA of Katsina State, suspected to have drugged and abducted, a housewife, one Jamila Auwal, 18 of Tandama village, Danja LGA of the state.
According to the Police, in the course of investigation, suspect confessed to have abducted and locked up the victim for five months in a room, adding that he raped the victim daily.