Policemen Arrested For Releasing Guns To Robbers

SIXTEEN policemen comprising the ranks of
Inspectors and Sergeants attached to Zamfara State
Police Command were yesterday arrested in Gusau,
the Zamfara State capital by the Inspector General
of Police Anti-robbery Squad over alleged release of
Police weapons and ammunition to armed robbers
terrorising people of the state.
Also, the squad had arrested a retired military
officer based in Gusau (named withheld) who specialised in selling ammunition and
other sophisticated weapons meant for the security personnel in the state to armed
robbers and people of Plateau and Kaduna States.
Head of the operation team, Alhaji Ali Kwara described the over two weeks operation
in the state as very successful while commending the state police commissioner Mr.
Arkila Usman Gwary for his support and cooperation.
He said about 3, 000 ammunitions and other brand new modern sophisticated
weapons that have not been used by the police were recovered from the ammunition
dealer in the state.
He said a shop was also discovered at the Gusau modern market where the retired
military personnel sell ammunitions and guns.
Commenting further, Kwara disclosed that, the dealer had also confessed that he had
been selling ammunitions and guns to the members of the two major religion groups
in Plateau and Kaduna States (Muslims and Christians) for a long period.

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