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Sokoto police arrest Nigerien gun fabricator, Alhassan

The Sokoto state police command on Thursday confirmed the arrest of a gun fabricator, Ibrahim Alhassan.

Alhassan who was arrested in Runbukawa village in neighbouring Niger republic was found in possession of two locally made Revolver Pistol with 18 rounds of live ammunition.

In a release issued to press, the command’sr PPRO, DSP Muhammad Sadiq said a team of police patrol attached to Sabon Birni division in Sabon Birni local government on Tuesday arrested Alhassan in possession of two locally made Revolver Pistol with 18 improvised live ammunition.

According to the police image in the release” Alhassan confessed to have sold two of the revolver pistol at Mailalle village of Sabon Birni LGA, Sokoto state at the rate of N10,000 each and confessed that he is the manufacturer of the said Revolver Pistols.”

In a related development, the police on Wednesday recovered one Toyota Hilux of Mr. Tabia Muller, Head of Technical section Glo office, Sokoto, who was robbed at gunpoint.

” Muller was trapped by three armed men at his residence located at Bafarawa estate in the state metropolitan, which as a result was robbed of his official vehicle.

” Upon receive of the information a team of policemen went on a hill of the hoodlums and as a result of hot chase they had no option than to abandon the vehicle and run”, explained the police.

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Meanwhile, efforts were being intensified to apprehend the hoodlums for possible arrest and subsequent prosecution.

In the same vein, the police enjoined members of the public to always volunteer useful information that could assist to apprehend suspected criminals in the state.

The police further assured that the command under the leadership of CP Ibrahim Kaoje will continue to ensure coordinated search and surveillance aimed at protecting lives and properties as well as rid Sokoto state of criminals and reduce crime.




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