13th May, 2022
Abdul Adamu Kinkiba, a councilor from Soba Local Government Council of Kaduna State has been arrested on his way to supply an AK-47 with rounds of 7.62 X 39mm live ammunition to terrorists.
The Police Command’s Public Relations Officer in Kaduna, Muhammad Jalige, confirmed the arrest.
On how the arrest was made, Jalige said Operatives Operation Puff Adder II attached to the Kaduna Police Command arrested the suspect while conducting a routine patrol along Galadimawa road Giwa LGA of Kaduna State.
He said the police officers intercepted the suspect who was riding a Lifan motorcycle.
Jalige said: “Upon a search, a concealed AK47 rifle loaded with six rounds of 7.62 X 39mm live ammunition were recovered from the sack and taken into custody alongside the suspect.”
He added that preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect is a serving member in the legislative council of Soba LGA of Kaduna State.
“The suspect equally confessed to have gotten the firearm from his accomplices and he is to deliver same to bandits around Galadimawa village for their nefarious activities,“ Jalige said.
The Commissioner of Police in Kaduna, however, appreciated the diligence and thoroughness exhibited by the officers.
The CP also directed that a full-scale investigation be carried out to ensure all those connected with the said crime are apprehended to face justice.