Notorious gun runner, others nab in Katsina

Notorious gun runner, others nab in Katsina

By Faith Awa Maji, Katsina

POLICE in Katsina has arrested suspected Nigeria’s gun runner, Ibrahim Abdullahi, 40 years, specializes in supplying guns to bandits camps in different part of the country, alongside 3 of his gang members.

The sum of three million and four hundred and forty-five thousand Naira
(N3,445,000:00K), and 1 AK47 rifle was also recovered from the gunrunning suspects.

“On 21/06/2021 at 13:20hrs, a team of Police Mobile Personnel (PMF), on patrol along Tsaskiya – Ummadau road, Safana LGA of Katsina state accosted one (1) Ibrahim Abdullahi, ‘M, aged 40yrs, (2) Tukur Musa, ‘M’, aged 35yrs, (3) Abubakar Ibrahim, ‘M’, aged 21yrs and (4) Rabi’u Hamisu, “M, aged 19yrs, on motorbikes, suspected to be bandits. In the course of investigation, the team.

Briefing newsmen on the recent achievements made by the Police Command in the ongoing onslaught against banditry and other crimes in Katsina state at the Police Command headquarters, Katsina, the Police image maker, SP Gambo Isah, on behalf of the Commissioner, CP
Sanusi Buba, noted that at the course of interrogation, the ring leader Ibrahim Abdullahi, confessed to be a gunrunner and that they have taken six (6) AK 47 rifles to one notorious bandits’ leader, Tukur
Rabiu, alias “NASHARME” hibernating at Rijana Forest, along Kaduna – Abuja road and collected the said amount in return for the arms.

“Suspect also confessed to be gunrunning for one Abu
Rade, a notorious bandit hibernating at Rugu/Dumburum forests of
Katsina and Zamfara states respectively. He further stated that, he is being paid the sum of one hundred thousand naira
(N100,000:00K) as commission for each arm he supplied. He confessed to have supplied so many AK 47 rifles to different bandits’ camp in the country”.

The Katsina PPRO added that, the Command succeeded in arresting one Surajo Dauda, ‘M’, aged 30yrs of Rijiyar Basai village, Danja LGA of Katsina state, suspected to have drugged and abducted, a housewife, one Jamila Auwal, aged 18yrs of Tandama village, Danja LGA of the state. In the course of investigation, suspect confessed to have abducted and locked up the victim for five months in a room. He further confessed to have raped the victim daily.