Troops of the Nigerian Army arrested 2 illegal arms dealers; Abdulkarim Jibrin and Suleiman along Funtua-Gusau road in Zamfara State.
This occurred on Sunday 24th September 2017 at about 2.00pm.
the arrest was made by troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army in conjunction with officials of Department of State Services.
A statement by the Army said they were caught driving a Golf Volkswagen car with registration number AWE-534-AA (Nasarawa) containing 1,479 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition.
“Preliminary investigation shows that they were on their way to deliver the ammunition to armed bandits. The suspects are in Department of State Services custody.”
In a related development, troops of 1 Brigade, 1 Division Nigerian Army, deployed at Rabah Local Government Area, Sokoto State, also on Sunday 24th September 2017, at about 1.00pm arrested suspected cattle rustler, Abdullahi Jummo Nakogiwo at Dalingen in Rabah Local Government Area (LGA).
“Similarly, troops deployed at Dangulbi, Maru LGA, Zamfara State, on routine patrol apprehended 3 armed bandits at Gobirawan Chali. The team recovered 1 AK-47 rifle magazine, 40 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition, the sum of N45,500.00k, Nokia mobile telephone handset battery and 3 Airtel SIM cards,” the statement added.
The suspects have been handed over to the Nigeria Police.