– Ali Kachalla has been arrested by the police in Zamfara state
– The suspected criminal was accused of supplying about 450 AK 47 rifles to bandits and terrorists
– He has confessed to the crime, saying he has been in the business for three years
In a move that will gladden the hearts of millions of Nigerians, the police in Zamfara state have arrested a gunrunner, who specialises in selling guns to bandits and terrorists.
In fact, the criminal who is a Nigerien, had sold about 450 AK 47 rifles to bandits and terrorists on the rampage in Nigeria, PM News reports.
The criminal who was identified as Shehu Ali Kachalla said he has been in business for more than three years.
He confessed to have sold guns to different criminal gangs across the northwest region.
Kachalla was paraded along with four other confessed kidnappers, by Police Public Relations Officer in Zamfara, Shehu Mohammed, at the Police Headquarters in Gusau, the state capital.
All the five suspects were involved in banditry, kidnapping, cattle rustling, and illegal possession of firearms.
Items recovered from the suspects included four AK-49 rifles, nine magazines, 960 live ammunition, and assorted charms.
In aother report, the spokesperson, 3rd Brigade Nigerian Army in Kano state, Captain Njoko Irabor on Sunday, May 9, confirmed that some terrorists were arrested.
However, he did not give the exact number of suspects. Irabor in a statement said the arrest was made possible when the troops stormed a mosque and some houses located in Filin Lazio, Hotoro Area of Kano metropolis on Saturday evening, May 8.
According to him, the houses allegedly belong to some Borno men who fled as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency.
Meanwhile, Air Vice-Marshal, Hassan Abubakar said that in the last 57 years, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has acquired enough armament to stave off any external aggression against Nigeria’s sovereignty.
Abubakar, the chairman, organising committee for the 57th anniversary of NAF made the disclosure in a press briefing attended by a Legit.ng reporter on Friday, May 14, in Abuja.
According to him, NAF has over the years grown into a formidable force within the West African sub-region.