The Yobe State Police Command has said it arrested two men in possession of a rocket launcher, suspected of supplying weapons to bandits.
The Police Command Police Public Relations Officer of the Yobe State Command, DSP Dungus Abdulkarim disclosed this in a statement.
Abdulkarim said the two suspects, identified as Hassan Abubakar, 35, and Abubakar Shehu, 32, were both from Maradun, Zamfara State.
“The first suspect, Hassan Abubakar, was arrested while driving an 18-seater bus in Karasuwa on a mission to collect RPMG. He was intercepted after collecting the mortar.
“The first suspect confessed that the second suspect, Abubakar Shehu, was a bandits’ courier in Zamfara State and was trailed and arrested in Maradun by Police Detectives from Yobe state command, ” the PPRO said.
He added that the suspects are allegedly supplying firearms to bandits in Zamfara, Kano, Niger, Zaria, and Yobe states among others.
The Police Spokesperson further said investigation is ongoing as the suspects are fully cooperating.
“Commissioner of Police Garba Ahmad has pledged to sustain the tempo thereby encouraging officers and men of the Command to do more,” he said.