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Police arrest notorious gun runner in Kaduna

The Kaduna State Police Command has arrested a notorious gun runner in Zaria Local Government Area of the State.

The spokesman of the command, DSP Mohammed Jalige, who confirmed the development, said operatives attached to Tudun Wada Zaria, while on surveillance patrol at Kwarkwaron Manu, Basawa area of Zaria metropolitan intercepted two men on an unregistered motorcycle with bags concealed in a suspicious manner on the motorcycle.

DSP Jalige noted that the motorcycle passenger fled after being flagged down by the police, a move which prompted the Police to pursue them.

The motorcycle rider, dentified as Bilyaminu Saidu, a native of Shuwaki village, in Katsina State was immediately subjected to a thorough search which led to the recovery of four AK47 rifles, three hundred and forty four rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition, ten mobile phones and charms.

According to DSP Mohammed Jalige, the suspect was apprehended after preliminary investigation revealed that he and his fleeing accomplice were on a mission to supply his gang with offensive weapons.

Writing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade; Editing by Julian Osamoto & Adeniyi Bakare