Police arrest 5 alleged gun runners in Kaduna

The Kaduna State Police Command on Tuesday said that it had arrested five persons believed to be manufacturing arms at Karoik village, near Kafanchan, in Jema’a Local Government Area.

Mr Zubairu Abubakar, the command’s spokesman, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna that the five were part of an 11-member gang accused of manufacturing and selling guns to criminals.

He said five of their collaborators were earlier apprehended on July 31, this year, while the gang leader was still at large.

“Two locally made AK47 rifle, two pistols, one SMG rifle, parts of locally made AK47, a drilling machine and materials for gun fabrication as well as several rounds of live ammunitions were recovered from the first five suspects arrested in July.”

Zubairu said that the suspects were arrested at the village on Aug. 28, following a tip off.

“ The suspect were in possession of a Barreta Pistol and five live ammunition,” he alleged.

The police spokesman also said that a robbery suspect, believed to be terrorising Kidanda and Bango villages in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of the state, was also arrested.

“The suspect was arrested while in possession of a stolen motorcycle and clothing materials reportedly robbed from their owners,” he added.

He said that all the suspects would soon be arraigned.

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