A transporter identified as Abubakar Adamu has been arrested by men of the Niger state police command after they allegedly found 375 rounds of live ammunition and seven AK47 magazines in his vehicle.
This was disclosed by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abiodun Wasiu while addressing newsmen.
The PPRO said Abubakar was intercepted in Suleja while driving a red Civic Honda car loaded with the ammunition.
According to the police, the suspect, Abubakar was part of a robbery and kidnap syndicate and that his role was transporting the group’s weapons after which he would be paid N150, 000.
“During interrogation, the suspect confessed to being a member of a robbery and kidnap syndicate, with responsibility to transport arms and ammunition for the syndicate,” Abiodun said.
Abiodun added that the suspect would be charged to court as soon as possible while efforts are being made to apprehend other members of his gang.