Breaking: Bandits’ Supplier Arrested With Large Ammunition In Kaduna - The People's Voice


Thursday, April 13, 2023

Breaking: Bandits’ Supplier Arrested With Large Ammunition In Kaduna

By Our Correspondent

Troops of Operation Forest Sanity have intercepted a large quantity of ammunition being allegedly conveyed to bandits.

The ammunition was intercepted around Polewire in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

According to a report forwarded to the Kaduna State Government, the troops followed up on credible intelligence around gunrunning activities, and in the course of diligent checks stopped a suspicious-looking vehicle within the location of interest.

Commissioner Internal security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan said in a statement issued that a search of the intercepted vehicle – a black Toyota Corolla – revealed more than 2,000 rounds of various grades of ammunition, concealed in different parts of the car.

He explained further that after a thorough search of the vehicle, the following precise quantities were recovered: 1,079 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, 886 rounds of 7.62mm belted ammunition and 139 rounds of 7.62mm tracer ammunition

He said five empty AK-47 magazines were also recovered.

Aruwan said the driver of the vehicle, one Aminu Abdullahi, is in custody for further investigation.

Governor Nasir El-Rufai noted that the report was received with satisfaction, and thanked the troops for their proactiveness in denying bandits a major supply of ammunition meant to mete out more destruction and suffering.

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