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We supply riffles to gunmen in different camps in Nigeria; get commissions on every gun sold – Suspects confess

Police operatives attached to the Katsina State Police Command have apprehended a man identified as Ibrahim Abdullahi and 3 others for their involvement in weapons trafficking. According to the Police, the suspects are known for supplying guns to some bandits camps in different parts of the country.

CRIMECHANNELS gathered that the Police Public Relations Officer in the State, SP Gambo Isah, made the disclosure on Friday, June 25, while parading the suspects at the Police Command Headquarters in Katsina.

He disclosed that the Police recovered the sum of N3,445,000 and one AK47 rifle from the suspects upon arrest.

Isah further said, “During the course of interrogation, the ring leader, Ibrahim Abdullahi, confessed to the crime. He said that he and his gang members had taken 6 AK 47 rifles to a notorious bandits leader named Tukur Rabiu, who was hiding at Rijana Forest, along Kaduna – Abuja road. He said he collected the said amount in return for the arms.”

“The 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 was being paid the sum of N100,000 as commission for each arm he supplied.”

“He confessed to have supplied so many AK 47 rifles to different bandits’ camp in the country, “he said.

Isah said that the Police is still carrying out investigations, adding that once it is completed, the suspects will be charged to Court.

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