The Zamfara State Police Command has arrested two persons conveying 325 live ammunition along Gusau-Wanke-Dansadau road in the state.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Shehu in a statement in Gusau on Tuesday said the suspects were arrested on January 8, at about 11:00 pm by a police tactical team.
He explained that the suspects, Emmanuel Emmanuel, and Nana Ibrahim, had with them 325 rounds of live ammunition and one AK 47 rifle magazine when apprehended through a stop-and-search operation mounted by the police.
Shehu said the arrest was sequel to intelligence information received about arms being supplied from Benue to a bandits’ camp in Zamfara.
He added that the suspects had in the course of interrogation, allegedly confessed to having engaged in several gun-running business for bandits in Zamfara forests and neighbouring states.
The command spokesman said investigation would continue in order to apprehend their suspects’ collaborators and charge them to court.
Writing by Muzha Kucha, Editing by Tersoo Nicholas & Daniel Adejo