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Two arms-carrying vehicles intercepted in Zamfara

Mr. Ibrahim Idris, Inspector-General of Police.

The Zamfara State Command of the Nigerian Police on Wednesday intercepted two vehicles carrying arms in different parts of the state, spokesman of the command, Mr Muhammad Shehu has confirmed.

He told the News Agency of Nigeria in Gusau, the state capital, that three AK47 riffles, an automatic pistol, locally-made pistol, magazines and live ammunitions were the items recovered from the vehicles.

Other items recovered include N103, 435 cash, ATM card, three voters’ cards, military camouflage and a stamp of the Cattle Traders Association of Nigeria in the Bukuru Local Government Area of Plateau.

Shehu said that the drivers of the two cars, a Honda Civic marked Sokoto State BDN358AA and another marked Kano State KMC 321AA, were arrested and were now assisting the police in investigations.

The spokesman explained that a police patrol team arrested one of the suspects, a native of Birnin-Yero village in the Shinkafi Local Government Council of Sokoto State on Sept. 25 on the Gusau-Sokoto highway

He named items recovered from the vehicle as two AK 47 Riffles with number 3745485 and 1977CK22457 respectively and five magazines with 165 rounds of live ammunition,

“Others items recovered are N68, 750 cash, ATM card and three 3 voters’ cards, military camouflage and several mobile phones.’’

He said also that the police similarly, caught another suspect, a native of Bassa Local Government Council in Plateau on the Kauran-Namoda-Jibiya road.

Shehu said that exhibits recovered in the man’s vehicle were one AK 47 riffle with number 804151, two magazines with 20 rounds of live ammunition and one pistol with four bullets.

“Other items recovered are a locally-made pistol, eight mobile phones, cash of N34,685, two pairs of military camouflage and a stamp of the Cattle Traders Association of Nigeria, Bukuru Local Government Area of Plateau State.”

The police image maker said that investigation into the matter was going on at the command’s Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, after which the suspects would be charged to court.

He said that the successes recorded showed the level of commitment of the command led by the Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Shaba Alkali.

Shehu assured residents of the state of adequate security coverage and the determination of the command to reduce crime in the state.

He appealed to members of the public to always cooperate with the police and other security agencies in the state.

“Therefore, we should support the police with useful information on security from our respective areas.”

Meanwhile, Gov. Abdul’aziz Yari has chided security agencies in the state for their poor performances in tackling security challenges in the state.

Yari, who voiced his displeasure over the poor security in the state, while meeting with heads of security agencies in the state, described the security situation as worrisome.


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