Troops Arrest Bandits Arms Supplier In Kaduna
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Troops Arrest Bandits Arms Supplier In Kaduna

Troops of Operation Forest Sanity have arrested a suspect, who allegedly supplies arms and ammunition to bandits in Kaduna State.

The suspect, identified as Aminu Abdullahi, was intercepted while conveying a large quantity of ammunition to bandits around Polewire area in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of the State.

According to the State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the troops followed up on credible intelligence around gunrunning activities in the area, and in the course of diligent checks, stopped a suspicious-looking black Toyota Corolla car within the location of interest.

The troops discovered more than 2,000 rounds of various grades of ammunition, concealed in different parts of the intercepted vehicle.

After a thorough search of the vehicle, 1,079 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, 886 rounds of 7.62mm belted ammunition, 139 rounds of 7.62mm tracer ammunition and Five empty AK-47 magazines were also recovered.

The Commissioner added that the suspect is in custody for further investigation.

Meanwhile, Governor Nasir El-Rufai has commended the troops for their proactiveness in denying bandits a major supply of ammunition meant to mete out more destruction and suffering.

He also charged security forces to proceed with a thorough investigation of the arrested suspect, and intensify efforts towards dismantling gunrunning networks across the State and beyond.

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