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Police arrests 3 suspected arms dealers with guns in Kebbi

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Police arrests 3 suspected arms dealers with guns in Kebbi

The Police Command in Kebbi has arrested three suspected arms dealers and one kidnapper in their unwavering efforts towards combatting crimes and criminality in the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Nafi’u Abubakar, made this known while briefing newsmen in Birnin Kebbi on Monday.

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“On Jan. 27, policemen attached to the Divisional Police Headquarters, Birnin Yauri, while on route patrol along Malando-/Garin- Baka road, intercepted one Ibrahim Bulus, 25, of Dirin Daji town, Sakaba LGA, in possession of three locally made double barrel guns and one locally made single barrel gun.

“When questioned, he could not give satisfactory account of the guns, hence he was arrested,” he said.

According to him, the suspect confessed that he was awarded the contract of supplying the intercepted guns by one Ayuba Bulus, 42, and Usman Musa, 40, all the same address and were all arrested in connection with the case.

He added that the suspects would be charged to court after completion of the investigation.

“Similarly, on Feb. 3, one Salihu Liman, 27, of Kangiwa town, Arewa LGA, Kebbi state, accommodated one Salihu Abdullahi, 26, of Muza village, Yabo LGA of Sokoto State in his residence.

“On receipt of the report, the Divisional Police Officer, Kangiwa, swiftly pursued and arrested the suspect. Investigation is ongoing,” he said.

Nafi’u said that CP, Adeleke Adeyunka- Bode, the Commissioner of Police in the state, implored the good people of the state to be wary of criminals while rendering assistance to members of the public.

“The CP further calls on members of the public to be law abiding citizens and always cooperate with the police and other agencies on an effort to rid the state of all forms of criminal activities,” the PPRO said.

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