PDP chieftain, 2 others arrested for gun-running in Zamfara: report

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Aminu Ibrahim, allegedly chairman of PDP in Birnin Yero Ward of Zamfara State: Arrested alongside two others over alleged gun-running

One Aminu Ibrahim, who is alleged to be the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Chairman in Birnin Yero Ward, Shinkafi local government area of Zamfara State was among three gun runners arrested on Monday in the State.

Ibrahim was arrested alongside Musa Usman Seun and Isah Mohammed, described as his accomplices were arrested by troops of the Joint Task Force, Operation Hadarin based on intelligence report on their activities, PRNigeria reported.

Huge sums of money reportedly meant for the purchase of assorted weapons at the Illela border in Sokoto state were recovered from the suspect.

The suspects are undergoing further interrogation.

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The website quoted a military source as saying: “The troops of the Joint Task Force North West Operation HADARIN acting on a credible intelligence on activities of a notorious gunrunner with intentions to smuggle arms into Zamfara state, troops immediately set up a roadblock and apprehended 3 suspected persons.

“The 3 suspects namely Musa Usman Seun, Aminu Ibrahim, and Isah Mohammed were arrested recently at Shinkafi on 22 January 2024 and the sum of Two Million Five Hundred and Eighty Thousand Naira, 1 Volkswagen Wagon, 3 mobile phones and other items were recovered from the suspects.

“A preliminary investigation revealed that the huge sum of money recovered from the suspects was for exchange of Assorted weapons at the Illela border in Sokoto state. The suspects are undergoing further interrogation”.

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