The Police Joint Tactical Operation Squad attached to Operation Harmony has arrested 17 suspects in cases of arms dealing in different parts of Kaduna State.
Deputy Inspector General of Police, Department of Operation, Habila Joshak, who paraded the suspects in Kafanchan Police Area Command after touring crisis-affected areas of Goska, Dangoma and Bakin Kogi in Jema’a local Government Area, said that since the deployment of security personnel in the area, no report of crisis or gun attack had been recorded in Southern Kaduna.
He said that he and his men were mandated by the IGP, Idris Ibrahim to ensure that peace was restored to the area and they were committed to the charge.
One of the suspects, a 48-year-old Nelson Kpok, told journalists that he was in the business of arms dealing for several years but denounced the business last year but he was now arrested after his name was mentioned by one of his old customers. Another suspect, Yakubu Dangana, said he possessed a gun only to defend himself after several attacks at his house by armed robbers.
The suspects were found with 13 AK47 sample and SMG Model 12 local guns, ammunition and N400,000 cash.