Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), have been said to have arrested two women suspected to be supplying bandits with arms and ammunitions in Kaduna, Niger and environs.
The suspects identified as Rashida Umar and Rukaiya ladan, were arrested in Fadan-Karshe, Sanga Local Government Area in the Southern part of Kaduna.
The DSS operatives nabbed the two women who were suspected to be conveying the ammunitions to bandits in Kontagora Town of Niger State, according to a report by the Nation.
The suspects were apprehended with 1,000 live rounds of AK-47 ammunition.
Arrest of the two suspects was coming barely five day after troops of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) uncovered a gun manufacturing factory in Kafanchan, Jema’a Local Government in Southern Kaduna.
The discovery followed a week-long intelligence operation that finally led to the capture of a wanted gunrunner Napoleon John who has been on the wanted list of OPSH.
The suspect who confessed to the crime led troops to a concealed factory where arms of different calibre were sold by another miscreant identified as Monday Dunia, who confessed to having been in the business for more than five years fuelling the crisis in Southern Kaduna and neighbouring Plateau State.
A thorough search of the factory led to the recovery of 22 different weapons including 7 pistols, 2 locally fabricated AK 47 rifles, 2 military grade AK 47 rifles and 9 revolvers.