Police Nab Notorious Gunrunner, Recover Firearms In Kaduna


The Kaduna State Police Command said its operatives have arrested a notorious gunrunner and recovered various firearms in his possession. Spokesman of the Command, ASP Mansir Hassan, in a statement made available to journalists in Kaduna stated that the alleged suspect is one Alkali Danladi of Ungwan Hayatu Village, Yarkasuwa, Lere LGA, intercepted at Tsurutawa Village along the Kaduna-Jos Highway. ASP Hassan said,

“The Kaduna State Police Command reports a significant development in the ongoing efforts to curb crime within the state, with the arrest of a notorious gunrunner and the recovery of prohibited firearms.”

He said, “On April 4, 2024, at about 06 00 hrs, diligent police operatives, acting on credible intelligence, intercepted one Alkali Danladi, aged 45, of Ungwan Hayatu Village, Yarkasuwa, Lere LGA, at Tsurutawa Village along the Kaduna-Jos Highway. Mr. Danladi was suspected of engaging in the illegal supply of firearms to bandits. He was arrested while coming from Jos, Plateau State.

“During the interception, Mr. Danladi was found to have concealed several prohibited firearms, including one fabricated AK 47 rifle, five fabricated revolver rifles, and two fabricated pistols. Additionally, working tools such as pliers, screwdrivers, and spanners, as well as charms, were discovered in his possession.”

The police spokesman also said “Further investigation led to the arrest of one Gayya Koddi, aged 40, of Bundu Dingi Village, adding that two suspects are still at large. “The Kaduna State Police Command, under the leadership of Commissioner of Police, CP Ali Audu Dabigi, assures the public that efforts are ongoing to apprehend the remaining culprits.

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