Zamfara police arrest two gunrunners, recover ammunition


The Zamfara State Police Command has arrested two gunrunners, recovering an 325 rounds of live ammunition and magazine for AK-47.

The spokesperson for the command, Mohammed Shehu, said, the suspects, Emmanuel Emmanuel and Nana Ibrahim, were arrested by the police tactical operatives along Gusau- Dansadau road, conveying the weapons.

Shehu said, “On 8th January, 2023 at about 2300hrs, Police Tactical operatives had arrested two gunrunners, One Emmanuel Emmanuel and his female counterpart, Nana Ibrahim.

“They were arrested along Gusau-Wanke-Dansadau road, conveying 325 rounds of live ammunition and one magazine for AK-47 rifle”.

He said the arrest was sequel to an intelligence information received about the supply of the exhibits from Benue State to an undisclosed bandit camp in Zamfara.

He maintained that a spot search by the operatives led to the recovery of the exhibits.

He said, “In the course of interrogation, suspects confessed to have engaged in several gunrunning business with bandits operating in Zamfara and other neighbouring states.

“Effort is ongoing to apprehend their partners and charge them to court for prosecution.

“The Commissioner of Police, Kolo Yusuf, assured police sustained commitment to protect lives and property, and urged the public to collaborate with the security agencies in this regard.”


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