A 50-year-old man, Ahmadu Mohammed, alleged of being a gunman, was captured by the 1-Division Troops deployed in Operation Whirl Punch.

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Ten locally-made rifles were retrieved from him.

According to a military source who told newsmen in Kaduna, the suspected arms dealer was intercepted while trying to smuggle guns into bandits.

The military source said the man was arrested on his way to Pandogari, Niger, to deliver the firearms to Yunusa Madaki, a suspected bandit on the wanted list of security agencies.

According to the source, Mohammed was supplying weapons to gangsters and kidnappers that terrorized people in the Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state.

“Acting on the intelligence, the soldiers were trailing and intercepting the vehicle conveying the suspect.
EOLBREAK” After checking in and around the car, 10 locally produced rifles capable of firing 7,62 millimeters of ammunition from the North Atlantic Organization (NATO) were recovered.

“The arms were hidden in a sack of beans.
EOLBREAK” During his questioning, the suspect claimed that Ali Makeri, a maker of weapons, had sent him the weapons to deliver them to Yunusa Madaki, who lives in the village of Shamuyabo in Pandogari.

“Madaki is a notorious bandit who has been on the wanted list of security agencies,” the source explained.

The source confirmed that the suspect would be handed over to the police after a preliminary investigation and appealed to the public to provide information that would help security agencies to arrest these undesirable elements.