By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
In its continuous and consistent commitment to curb violent crimes within Kaduna State, the Police Command had on October 2, 2022 at about 1330hrs while acting on an actionable intelligence around Sabon Gaya along Kaduna-Abuja Highway, intercepted a Sharon vehicle with Reg. No. MNA 819 NT driven by one Lawal Abdul ‘M’ of Minna, Niger State, heading to Katsina State through Kaduna.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer ((PPRO), DSP Muhammed Jalige, dated Sunday October 9, 2022.
It informed that upon a thorough search of the said vehicle, the following were recovered; (1) 1 no. Assault rifle (2) Eighteen (18) rifle magazines (3) Two Hundred and Forty One (241) rounds of live ammunition.
“The suspect and all exhibits have been taken into custody while the Commissioner of Police CP YA Ayoku has directed for an intensive investigation with the view to arresting and prosecuting the suppliers and the users of these incriminating items. The suspect has already made useful statement that further strengthens the investigation process,” it informed.
In a related development, Operatives of the Command equally acting on cogent intelligence, on October 5, 2022, intercepted a gunrunner; one Musa Ibrahim ‘M’ of Yan Siminti village of Niger State, who was en route to Katsina State from Plateau with Two Hundred and Eighty (280) rounds of 7.62 X 39mm caliber of live ammunition.
The suspect is equally helping the course of the investigation towards actualizing the arrest of his criminal accomplices in order for them to face the full wrath of the law.
Building on these string of breakthroughs, operatives of the Command had on Saturday October 8, 2022, apprehended a serial arms and ammunition supplier, one Sanusi Ummaru ‘m’ 29 years of Nasa Village of Kachia LGA with large number of 7.62mm caliber of live ammunition around Galadimawa village in Giwa LGA.
The operatives intercepted the suspect at about 1145hrs on his way to deliver the dangerous items to his cohorts and upon interrogation, the suspect confessed to have been on the nefarious business for a very long time.
He is currently assisting the police with useful information about the source and destination of the said items.
The Commissioner of Police noted that the successes wouldn’t have been possible without the required information from the public as well as the timely follow-up course of action by the Police.
He further reiterated the need for strengthening this effective collaboration to turn the tide against collective enemies and reclaiming the public space from them.