The Katsina Police Command has arrested a 50-year-old man, who allegedly supplies guns to cattle rustlers in the state.
The suspect, Safiyanu Amadu of Barbelu village in the Bakori Local Government Area, was said to be a notorious gunrunner who supplied arms and ammunition to cattle rustlers, kidnappers and armed robbers hiding in Rugu forest in the Safana.
The spokesman for the state police command, Gambo Isah, confirmed the arrest, revealing that Amadu was arrested on Monday in the forest.
Two locally-made revolver pistols and 7.62MM ammunition of AK 47 rifle were allegedly recovered from him.
“Based on a tip-off, the command succeeded in arresting a notorious gun- runner supplying arms and ammunition to cattle rustlers, kidnappers and armed robbers hiding at Rugu forest, Safana LGA of Katsina State.
“Nemesis caught up with the suspect, one Safiyanu Amadu, aged 50years of Barbelu village, in the Bakori LGA of Katsina State when he was chased and arrested deep inside Rugu forest and two locally-made revolver pistols and 7.62mm life ammunition of Ak.47 rifle were recovered from him.
“Suspect has confessed that he intends selling same to cattle rustlers inside the forest. He is assisting the police in investigation,” Isah said.