By Muhammad Sabiu
Men of the Nigeria Police Force in Kaduna State have on Thursday succeeded in apprehending two suspected armed robbers and a gunrunner, the police spokesperson in the state, ASP Mohammed Jalige, said in a statement.
Mr Jalige said, “The operatives of the Kaduna police, attached to the Kafanchan divisional headquarters, acted on information from a good Samaritan and intercepted an Opel Vectra vehicle with registration number KAF 733 MK driven by one person on July 28 at about 4:00 p.m.
“When a careful search of the suspicious vehicle was conducted, an AK47 rifle and two packets of 12-gauge shotgun shells that were concealed in the engine compartment of the car were recovered.
“Investigations are ongoing and the suspect has provided useful information to the police that will facilitate further breakthroughs.”
He also said that among those apprehended are two suspected armed robbery and car-snatching syndicates.
“The two suspects were arrested on July 26 and July 28.
“While on surveillance patrol within Sabon Gari area of Zaria, operatives of the command intercepted a Honda Civic vehicle with registration number NSR 92 HH driven by one person.
“A search of the said vehicle resulted in the recovery of an English Makarov pistol with one round of live 9mm ammunition and two fabricated revolver pistols.
“Investigation is being diligently carried out to retrieve some of their stolen vehicles, apprehending other gang members and equally recovering more of their operational weapons.
“The suspects will be charged to court upon completion of the investigation,” added Mr Jalige.
He also urged members of the public to report any suspicious activity in their communities.