Police arrests five over illegal possession of rifles


The Katsina State Police Command has arrested five people found to be in illegal possession of AK-47 rifles in Kurmi village of Bakori Local Government Area.

The disclosure was made by ASP Abubakar Sadiq-Aliyu, the command’s spokesman to newsmen on Wednesday in Katsina.

“On Dec. 19, 2023, based on credible intelligence, our operatives attached to Bakori divisional police headquarters, in collaboration with members of the vigilante while on patrol, successfully identified and apprehended five suspects.

“The suspects are Sharhabilu Dahiru, a 20-year-old, Abubakar Tukur, 25 Kasamanu Abdullahi, 20, Abdulrahman Shu’aibu, 20, and Sulaiman Sanusi, also 20 years old.

“Due to the seriousness of the crime, Lawal was immediately invited for further investigation on the illegal possession of the AK-47 rifle.

“All the suspects are from Kakumi village, Bakori LGA. All suspects are in custody as the investigation proceeds.”


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