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Nigerian Police Arrest Former Soldier Who Supplies Guns To Bandits In Zamfara

Former army officer who specialised in transportation and supply of fire arms to bandits in Zamfara has been arrested.

Zamfara State Police Command has arrested a former lance corporal with the Nigerian Army, Sa’idu Lawal, for allegedly supplying guns to bandits in the state.

Nigerian Police Arrest Former Soldier Who Supplies Guns To Bandits In Zamfara

Police Arrest Former Army Officer In Zamfara

The command spokesman, Mohammed Shehu, who disclosed this while speaking with journalists on Wednesday, said the 41-year-old suspect was arrested along the Abuja-Kaduna highway.

Shehu, who described Lawal as a notorious kidnapper, robber, and a gunrunner, said he the suspect was arrested while in a Pontiac Vibe vehicle with Lagos registration number KRD 686 CY, on his way to Zamfara.

“During interrogation, the suspect confessed that he was conveying the exhibits from Loko local government area of Nasarawa state to his customer, one Dogo Hamza, in Bacha village in Tsafe local government area of Zamfara.

“He also confessed that he had previously supplied similar consignment to other customers in Kaduna, Katsina, Niger and Kebbi states,” Shehu aid.

Shehu also said one AK-47 rifle, one AK-49 rifle, 200 rounds of 7.6mm live ammunition, 501 rounds of 7.62x51mm ammunition, and eight empty magazines were recovered from Lawal.

KanyiDaily had also reported how police rescued an Army Captain, D. Gana, and two other Nigerian soldiers who were abducted by gunmen in Ogun State.

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