The spokesman of the Nigerian Police force, Muyiwa Adejobi, made known via statement made available to the press in Abuja, of the arrest of four “notorious arm dealers”.
57 AK-47 rifles and a large catchment of ammunition in Jos, Plateau State and from other locations across the country were recovered from them.
The police spokesman listed the suspects to include Hamza Zakari aka Hamzo aged 20, Abubakar Muhammed aka Fancy aged 22, Umar Ibrahim aged 25, and Muhammed Abdulkarim aka Dan-Asabe aged 37, all males and residents of Jos.
According to him, the suspects were arrested as a result of their nefarious activities in Jos and its environs.
“The suspects, who confessed to their involvement in arms dealings and other criminal acts, have been identified as one of the major links for the supply of arms and ammunition to criminal elements terrorizing the state and some other parts of the country.
“The investigation team is on the trail of their accomplices and they are closing in on them,” the statement partly read.
The statement was titled, ‘Fighting insecurity: Police arrest seven suspected arms dealers in Jos, Taraba’