NSCDC parades two suspected bandits in Kwara

NSCDC parades two suspected bandits in Kwara

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Kwara state command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has paraded two suspected bandits with dangerous arms in their possession.

Parading the suspects, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the command, Olasunkanmi Ayeni, said the suspects were arrested at a location close to mining site at Agbede village in Moro local government area of the state with locally made pistol and riffle, among other dangerous weapons.

Ayeni who identified the suspects as Abdulahi Alhaji, 19 , John lhenka 39, said that the suspects were using the arms in their possession to perpetuate different kinds of crime .

“We are all aware of the security situations and banditry around us. This command has been working so much not to allow this bandits to infiltrate our state. The Corps Tactical Unit (CTU) command was able to apprehend these two suspects.

“Alhaji was trying to get cartridge for a local pistol for N8,000 and fortunately for him he asked from the wrong person in this process, he was trailed and was arrested.

“It was the the arrest of Alhaji that led to that of John, who sold the local pistol to him and the intelligence unit were able to recover the riffle from him and other dangerous weapons.

“We know that no one has the right to own local pistol or local riffle. The highest is the one which is licensed from Nigeria Police. Keeping this items without license is an illegal act.

“We implore members of the public to always furnish us with useful and timely information so that we can all live in peace and secured environment.

In an interview, the suspect, Abdullahi Alhaji, said that he bought the gun to defend himself in his cattle business, while Ihenka, said he sold the locally made pistol to Alhaji as a security guard in a gold mining company.

“They know that I’m using a gun in the company and they said the gun is not good for security I should go and drop it. I had a leg pain problem. I sold the local pistol to treat myself. I took permission to go and farm, bought chemical for the farm from where I was asked who sold the local pistol to the suspect. The company know that I have the gun. I’m not a kidnapper, but a security man in the gold mining company. The reason why I sold the pistol to him is because he has cows and he sleep in the bush. . I made a mistake for selling the gun to him. I don’t have more guns to sell” he added

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