NEW!  BREAKING NEWS: Top 5 world’s richest people in 2020 Read More


Police arrest foreigner who sold over 450 rifles to bandits in Zamfara

1 Mins read

Zamfara State Police Command has arrested five notorious suspects involved in banditry, kidnapping, and illegal possession of firearms in Zamfara.

The suspects were paraded on Friday May 14 at the Police Headquarters in Gusau, the state capital.

Zamfara state police spokesperson, Shehu Mohammed said the suspects were arrested as a result of the collaboration between the police and the state leadership of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN).

Four AK-49 rifles, nine magazines, 960 live ammunition, and assorted charms were recovered from the suspects accused of terrorising various communities in Zamfara, Kaduna, Katsina States in the North West, and Niger State in the north-central part of the country.

Among those arrested is a Nigerien citizen, Shehu Ali Kachalla, a notorious gunrunner who confessed to having been in the business for more than three years. He revealed that he has sold no fewer than 450 rifles to different criminal gangs across the northwest region.

One of the kidnappers identified as Abubakar Ali revealed that he operates within Kagarko and Chikun Local Government Areas of Kaduna State. He also confessed that he had been in the criminal business for three years and has killed five of his victims who could not afford to pay ramson to regain freedom from captivity.

Ali also disclosed that their leader pays them between N600,000 and N700,000 in any abduction that attracts N20 million ransom and above.

Related posts

37 confirm Dead As Cholera Hits Bauchi

1 Mins read
37 lives have been lost in a recent cholera outbreak in Bauchi State. Dr Aliyu Maigoro, immediate past Commissioner for Health in…

MKO Abiola Remains Most Acceptable Nigerian Democrat - Governor Bala Mohammed

1 Mins read
Bauchi State governor, Bala Mohammed has described late MKO Abiola, a self-acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993, presidential election, as “the…
MetroNewsWorld News

G7 Countries vow to stop fuel and diesel consumption by 2030

2 Mins read
The G7 countries agreed on a deal to end reliance on fuel and diesel-powered cars by 2030. As part of a comprehensive…
Please SUBSCRIBE for our Latest News


0 0 votes
Article Rating
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

FG approves new undisclosed security tactics for South-East and South-South

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x