Jun 18, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Insecurity: Zamfara Police arrest man for supplying 450 AK-47 to bandits, terrorists

– Ali Kachalla has been arrested by the police in Zamfara state

– The suspected criminal was accused of supplying about 450 AK 47 rifles to bandits and terrorists

– He has confessed to the crime, saying he has been in the business for three years

In a move that will gladden the hearts of millions of Nigerians, the police in Zamfara state have arrested a gunrunner, who specialises in selling guns to bandits and terrorists.

In fact, the criminal who is a Nigerien, had sold about 450 AK 47 rifles to bandits and terrorists on the rampage in Nigeria.

The criminal who was identified as Shehu Ali Kachalla said he has been in business for more than three years.

He confessed to have sold guns to different criminal gangs across the northwest region.

Kachalla was paraded on Friday, along with four other confessed kidnappers, by Police Public Relations Officer in Zamfara, Shehu Mohammed, at the Police Headquarters in Gusau, the state capital.

All the five suspects were involved in banditry, kidnapping, cattle rustling, and illegal possession of firearms, reports Channels TV

Shehu Mohammed explained that the arrest of the suspects was a result of the collaboration between the police and the state leadership of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN).

Mohammed said those arrested were said to have been terrorising various communities in Zamfara, Kaduna, Katsina States in the North West, and Niger State in the north-central part of the country.

Items recovered from the suspects included four AK-49 rifles, nine magazines, 960 live ammunition, and assorted charms.

The suspects were arrested through the efforts of the Federal Intelligence Investigation Bureau and Special Tactical Squad deployed by the Inspector General of Police to rid Zamfara and the north-west region of crime.

They were alleged to have kidnapped the younger brother of one Dr Dauda Lawal and confessed that they collected N20 million ransom, as well as received N10 million ransom for the abduction of the daughter of one Engineer Yahaya Maradun.

One of the suspects, Abubakar Ali, from Niger State, said he was operating within Kagarko and Chikun Local Government Areas of Kaduna State.

He also confessed that he had been in the criminal business for three years and has killed five of his victims who could not afford to pay ransom.

The Nigerian Army has continued to record success in the fight against insecurity as they pounce on bandits in the northern region of the country.

A report by The Nation indicates that a bandits’ leader terrorising communities in Niger state, known as Jack Bros Yellow, has been arrested.

Jack was nabbed by the army during an ongoing military operation in one of the forests between Shiroro and Rafi local government of Niger state.

The report indicates that a bandits’ leader terrorising communities in Niger state, known as Jack Bros Yellow, has been arrested.

Jack was nabbed by the army during an ongoing military operation in one of the forests between Shiroro and Rafi local government of Niger state.

Meanwhile, the spokesperson, 3rd Brigade Nigerian Army in Kano state, Captain Njoko Irabor on Sunday, May 9, confirmed that some terrorists were arrested.

However, he did not give the exact number of suspects. Irabor in a statement said the arrest was made possible when the troops stormed a mosque and some houses located in Filin Lazio, Hotoro Area of Kano metropolis on Saturday evening, May 8.

According to him, the houses allegedly belong to some Borno men who fled as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency.