The Katsina State Police Command, on Monday, disclosed that it has arrested an alleged provider of arms and ammunition to bandits within the state.
The police mentioned that one Haruna Yusuf, 47, and different suspects discovered with two machine weapons and 179 anti-aircraft ammunition have been arrested.
Mr. Sanusi Buba, the state Commissioner of Police, made this identified throughout a information convention in Katsina on Monday.
Buba defined that the suspects have been arrested of their hideouts at Sawarya village, Kaita Native Authorities Space of Katsina.
He mentioned, “Primarily based on credible intelligence, the command has been following the lead of the suspect.
“The suspect was trailed and arrested alongside together with his cohorts, –Lawan Zayyana, 35, additionally of Sawarya village, Haruna Adamu, 35, and Auwal Abubakar, 28, each of Maduru village in Mani Native Authorities Space of Katsina State.
“Haruna Yusuf confessed to being the gang chief.
“He informed the police that he normally receives the provision of arms and ammunition from the Republic of Niger and arms over to Lawan Zayyana, Haruna Adamu and Auwal Abubakar, who will, in flip, take the provision to bandits within the forest.”
In line with him, Haruna Adamu and Auwal Abubakar confessed to having severally trafficked such ammunition and arms to bandits in Gurbi and Dan-Magaji areas in Zamfara.”
Buba additional mentioned that the police arrested fourteen different suspects on the hideouts through the raid.
The commissioner mentioned that different objects recovered of their possession included 1 car and seven bikes they utilized in trafficking the weapons to bandits within the forests.