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  • Updated: March 01, 2024

Niger: Four paraded by police for possession of 295 live ammunition, AK-47

Niger: Four paraded by police for possession of 295 live amm

Four suspects were taken into custody at a chicken farm in Sabon-Wuse, Tafa local government area of Niger State after being found in possession of an AK-47 rifle and 295 rounds of live ammunition, according to the state's commissioner of police, CP Shawulu Ebenezer Danmamman.

This was disclosed by CP Danmamman when he paraded the suspects in Minna, claiming that the police had made the arrests in response to reliable intelligence.

The firearms were discovered at the poultry farm where the suspects, Nuhu Abdullahi, Yahuza Isah, and Mohammed Adamu, all from Dadin-Kowa Sabon-Wuse, Tafa LGA, were captured.

“On February 18, 2024, at about 1410 hrs, based on information received that one Nuhu Abdullahi of a poultry farm in the Sabon-Wuse area of Tafa LGA was suspected to be among the hoodlums terrorizing the area.

“Immediately upon receiving the information, the police operatives attached to Tafa Div, with the Tactical Support Team (TST) led by the DPO Tafa, mobilized to the poultry farm along Garam/Bwari road via Sabon-Wuse and arrested the suspects in connection to the information,” he stated.

He continued by saying that after a quick search of the farm's grounds, live ammo and an AK-47 weapon concealed among several grain bags were found there.

Nuhu Abdullahi admitted under questioning that he received N295,000 from his older brother Ibrahim Abdullahi to buy weapons and ammunition for his evil schemes in Mangu, Plateau State.

Ibrahim Abdullahi was also detained, he claimed, and he admitted to the crime.

The person who helped Nuhu Abdullahi and put him in contact with Mohammed Adamu, a vigilante in Sabon-Wuse, was identified as Yahuza Isah.

For N2,200 per unit, Adamu claimed to have bought roughly 180 units of ammunition from a Rabiu in Kagarko, Kaduna State, and to have accepted delivery of the ammunition in Jere, Kaduna State.

The vigilante leader who provided the remaining amount, Commander Dahiru, is another suspect who is still at large.

To find out where the ammo was coming from, he said, efforts were being made to apprehend Commander Dahiru as well as Rabiu. 

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