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Police Arrest Four Suspects Over Possession Of Illegal Firearms In Katsina


Police in Katsina State has arrested 4 suspects in reference to possession of two AK 47 rifles with empty ammunition.

In a press briefing, the spokesman of the state police command, SP Gambo Isah instructed reporters that “On 11/12/2019 at about 22:00hrs, information was received that the following suspected persons:

Alhaji Haruna Sani, m, aged 65yrs, Ibrahim Rabi’u, m, aged 54yrs, Alhaji Abdulrahaman Harisu, m, aged 40yrs and Anas Harisu, m, aged 23yrs were in possession of the prohibited firearms.”

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He stated Operation Puff Adder, led by O/C SARS Katsina, swiftly swung into motion, mobilized to the placement and arrested the suspects, including that in the middle of investigation suspects confessed to the crime and led policemen to the scene the place two AK 47 rifles with breech numbers 406071 and 1413174 D60 have been recovered.

One of the suspects, Alhaji Haruna Sani confessed to having seized the firearms from suspected bandits that attacked their villages generally within the month of December 2018 however refused handy over the seized weapons to the police in concern of the unknown.

The command believed that its unwavering dedication in direction of the safety of lives and property of residents within the state is yielding a constructive end result, noting that this match was achieved because of sturdy neighborhood policing engagement by the method of dialogue, visibility policing, unrelenting and aggressive counter crime methods.

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