Niger: Police parade 4 suspects in possession of 295 stay ammunition, AK-47

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The Niger State Commissioner of Police, CP Shawulu Ebenezer Danmamman, has arrested 4 suspects for being in possession of 295 stay rounds of ammunition and an AK-47 rifle at Sabon-Wuse in Tafa native authorities space of the state.

Danmamman made the disclosure whereas parading the suspects in Minna, stating that they had been arrested at a poultry farm the place the weapons had been discovered based mostly on credible info.

The suspects embrace Nuhu Abdullahi, 25 years previous, Yahuza Isah, 24 years previous, and Mohammed Adamu, 42 years previous, all of Dadin-Kowa Sabon-Wuse, Tafa LGA.

He defined, “On February 18, 2024, at about 1410 hrs, based mostly on info acquired that one Nuhu Abdullahi of a poultry farm within the Sabon-Wuse space of Tafa LGA was suspected to be among the many hoodlums terrorizing the realm.”

“Instantly upon receiving the data, the police operatives connected to Tafa Div, with the Tactical Assist Staff (TST) led by the DPO Tafa, mobilized to the poultry farm alongside Garam/Bwari street through Sabon-Wuse and arrested the suspects in connection to the data.”

The CP disclosed that upon arresting the suspects from the scene, a right away on-the-spot search was performed on the premises of the farm and the stay ammunition and one AK-47 rifle had been found.

“Consequently, a complete of 2 hundred and ninety-five rounds of stay ammunition of an AK-47 rifle had been recovered, hidden in several baggage of grains inside the farm.”

Danmamman additional defined that in interrogation, Nuhu Abdullahi confessed that his elder brother, one Ibrahim Abdullahi, 38 years previous, of Mangu space of Plateau State, despatched a sum of N295,000 to him to buy arms and ammunition for nefarious actions in Mangu, Plateau State.

“The stated Ibrahim Abdullahi was equally arrested and confessed to the crime, whereas Yahuza Isah aided and linked Nuhu Abdullahi to Mohammed Adamu, a vigilante man in Sabon-Wuse.”

“Mohammed Adamu claimed that he purchased about 100 and eighty models of the ammunition on the charge of N2,200 every from one Rabiu in Kagarko, Kaduna, and took supply in Jere, Kaduna State, whereas one other suspect named Commander Dahiru of the vigilante, presently at massive, equipped the remaining amount,” he acknowledged.

In the meantime, a concerted effort is ongoing to arrest each Dahiru and Rabiu with a purpose to unravel the supply of this ammunition.

The case is beneath investigation at SCID Minna, and the suspects shall be charged to courtroom after the investigation.

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