According to Colonel Sagir Musa, Acting Director Army Public Relations, soldiers deployed to provide security for the Presidential/National Assembly Elections at Iwaraja Junction along Osun and Ogun axis on Saturday at about 0730hrs intercepted three hoodlums on motorcycle moving towards Ilesa East LGA to disrupt smooth conduct of elections in that area.
“The hoodlums were arrested and the following items were recovered from them: 1 locally made pistol, 1 gutles, 3 rounds of cartridges, 3 mobile phones, iPad, 1× Peace Corps face cap, 1 Peace Corps ID card and and the sum of N14,300.
“Those arrested will be handed over to the police upon completion of initial profiling and investigation,” the statement added.
Angry Mob Sets Ablaze Car-laden With Weapons, Kills Suspect in Zamfara
Ahead of presidential and national assembly elections that was postponed on 16th February, 2019, a station wagon golf alleged to have been overloaded with arms was burnt to ashes by some youths around the area before police arrived at the scene.
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Two of the suspects out of three were arrested while one was killed on the spot . The incidence occurred at anguwar dallatu area along new motor park station, Gusau.
It could be recalled that Zamfara state is the stronghold of banditry, cattle rustling and kidnapping where possession of arms are common.