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The Police Command in Niger says it has captured 12 suspects over-furnished theft, unlawful ownership of guns, and ownership of 13 privately manufactured weapons in various pieces of the state.
The command's Public Relations Officer( PPRO), ASP Wasiu Abiodun, unveiled this in an assertion gave in Minna.
Abiodun said that police agents appended to Sarkin-Pawa division on Jan. 21, at around 1930 hours, captured three suspects with eleven privately manufactured firearms at Sabon-gari territory of Sarkin Pawa were covered in a pack of sawdust.
During cross-examination, he said, one of the suspects professed to be an individual from the carefulness bunch at Gwagwada Chukun Local Government Area of Kaduna State. He contracted one Titus Ishaku, a welder, to manufacture the eleven weapons for him at the pace of N3,000 each.
Also, the PPRO said, police agents joined the Agwara division while on the lookout along kasabo/Agwara street. On Jan.20, at around 1000 hours, captured one Alex Yohana of Shanga Local Government Area, Kebbi.
He said the suspect was captured at Kasabo town using Agwara Local Government Area with two privately manufactured twofold barrel weapons.
He said during cross-examination, the suspect admitted to having purchased the weapons from one Bamaiyi Ribba of Ribba, Danko Wasagu Local Government Area of Kebbi at the pace of N 20,000 each.
And on Jan.9, Abiodun further said, at around 0300 hours, Police/carefulness agents joined to Maikunkele division while on the lookout along Maikunkele-Zheko street, captured four suspects.
" The suspects were captured with forty-one bits of vandalized rail tracks stacked in two Hijet get vans with enlistment number XG 668 AA and RSH 742 XB.
During cross-examination, he said, one of the suspects, Adamu Abdullahi, admitted to having purchased the rail tracks from one Hussani as of now everywhere and reached Ojo Okuo who cut the rail tracks into mobile sizes,
"Ahmadu Sa'adu and Rabiu Yunusa were passing on the tracks from January town to Kasuwa Gwari Market Minna with the said vehicles," he said.
The PPRO likewise unveiled that police agent appended to Kpakungu division while on the lookout along Kpakungu-Bida street, on Jan.21, at around 2300 hours captured four suspects at Lagos park, Kpakungu,
" The suspects were looked and one blade, one itel S13 telephone, and a pincher were found in their ownership.
" Preliminary examination uncovered that the speculates looted a survivor of the telephone at Sauka-Kahuta region, Minna," he said.
He said that all the suspects would be charged to court when examinations were closed.