Monday, July 30, 2012
Senior army officer, Police, and others arrested for arms deals
Mr Ali Kwara man credited for catching thieves has arrested a former army officer allegedly notorious for selling arms and ammunition to bandits and warring communities in Plateau State and other parts of the North.the arrest was made in Zanfara where Ali kwara was on an official assignment to help check banditry.
the arrest involved some uniformed officials including Police, Customs, immigration officer and even a Deputy Superintendent of Police was arrested with 1,000 ammunition. Ali Kwara was appointed honorary adviser on security by the Inspector-General of Police about four years ago,
The hunter said, “There are some sold in Niger Delta while some are sold in Plateau State. The arrested ex-soldier has confessed to the selling of the weapons to both Christians and Muslims in Plateau. The thing has been turned into serious business. So far, we have arrested eight in Zamfara, four in Sokoto.”
He regretted that security operatives were involved in the dastardly business, stressing that a police officer serving in the Niger Delta was recently arrested based on information from him and his team.
“This will tell you how serious the whole thing has turned,” he said.
Kwara also revealed that a police orderly attached to a legislator was arrested for taking delivery of the illegal arms sent to the area.
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