PDP ward chairman arrested for smuggling arms
Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji, have arrested three suspected gun runners in Zamfara State.
Mr Aminu Ibrahim, one of the suspects is alleged to be the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ward Chairman for Birnin Yero Ward in Shinkafi local government area of the state.
According to military intelligence source in the state, Ibrahim with his accomplices, namely Musa Usman Seun and Isah Mohammed, were arrested on Monday.
The source said, “The troops of the Joint Task Force North West Operation HADARIN DAJI 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”.