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Five in police net over illegal possession of AK-47 rifle


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

ASP Abubakar Sadiq-Aliyu, the command’s spokesman disclosed this 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,” Sadiq-Aliyu said.

He added that upon questioning, the suspects promptly confessed to having stolen the said firearm from the residence of one Jamilu Lawal of the same village.

“All suspects are in custody as the investigation proceeds,” the police spokesman said.

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