By Adeaze Lawrence
Kebbi State Police Command says it has arrested five suspected armed bandits, recovered rifles and ammunition in the state.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP, Nafi’u Abubakar, made this known to newsmen in Birnin Kebbi on Thursday.
He said that on March, 30, at about 3:p.m, a gang of notorious armed bandits specialized in terrorizing Bunza, Suru and Dandi LGAs were arrested upon acting on tip-off.
“During investigation, one AK47 rifle, 9 rounds of 7.62X39mm ammunition, one locally made Dane-Gun, cutlasses and sticks were recovered from them, and the suspects have been charged to court for prosecution,” he said.
Abubakar added that a 35-year-old man from Bedi town in Zuru LGA was also arrested for unlawful possession of fire arms and ammunition.
“On the April, 17, at about 6:p.m, a message of a bag was given to a driver from Kaduna park to be delivered to one Abubakar Maishanu, 35, of Bedi town, Zuru LGA of Kebbi state.
“The said bag was suspected, subsequently, on April 18, at about 8:30 a.m , the suspect was called on to collect the delivery of his message and was instantly arrested.
“When the bag was searched, five magazines of K2 assault rifle, 30 round of 7.62x39mm ammunition and six rounds of 99mm ammunition of Barreta pistol were recovered.
“In the course of investigation, the suspect confessed to have bought the recovered exhibits from someone at Rigachukun in Kaduna state and the investigation into the case is ongoing,” he said.
He further warned all criminally minded persons in the state to either repent or carry their bags and relocate out of the taste, saying failure to do so would attract the long arm of the law to catch up with them.
The PPRO called on all law-abiding citizens to always be watchful and vigilant, and avail the police and other security agencies with timely and accurate information that would assist in crime prevention.