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Kaduna police arrest councilor, recover AK47 rifle

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The Kaduna State police confirmed the arrest of a serving councilor, recovering an AK-47 with 7.62 X 39mm live ammunition from him in Kaduna State’s Soba Local Government Area.

Kaduna police arrest councillor, recover AK47 rifle

Kaduna police arrest councilor, recover AK47 rifle

This is contained in a statement issued by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, Muhammad Jalige, in Kaduna.

“Operatives of Operation Puff Adder II attached to the Kaduna Police Command, acting on the instruction of CP Yekini Ayoku, on 9, at about 0800hrs, conducted routine patrol along Galadimawa road, Giwa LGA of Kaduna State.

“The operation, which was aimed at ensuring sanity in the connecting area, succeeded in intercepting a Lifan motorcycle, ridden by the suspect.

“Upon a search, a concealed AK47 rifle loaded with six rounds of 7.62 X 39mm live ammunitions were recovered from the sack and taken into custody alongside the suspect,” he said.

Preliminary investigation, he said, revealed the identity of the suspect as a serving member in the council of the Soba LGA of Kaduna State.


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“The suspect equally confessed to have gotten the firearm from his accomplices and he is to deliver same to bandits around Galadimawa for their nefarious activities,” Jalige said.

“The Commissioner of Police appreciates the diligent and thoroughness exhibited by the officers and was miffed with the involvement of a supposed stakeholder,” he said.

The CP, Jalige said, has directed that a full-scale investigation be carried out to ensure all those connected with the said crime were apprehended to face justice.

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