A notorious gunrunner identified as Rabi’u Akilu, was, on Thursday, arrested by soldiers at the Garoji Army Check point in Bargu general area of New Bussa LGA of Niger state.
Items recovered from him include: 21 fabricated locally made single barrels, 15 fabricated locally made barrels Ghana made, 10 fabricated locally made pistols and 343 Cartridges.
The Deputy Director, Army Public Relations Officer, Col. Muhammad Dole, made the disclosure in a statement in Kaduna. Dole said;
“It is noteworthy to state that the ongoing Operation WHIRL PUNCH is achieving successes in all formations of Headquarters, 1 Division Nigerian Army.
‘‘The latest being the interception and arrest of a notorious gun runner called RABI’U AKILU.
‘‘He was arrested at the Garoji Army Check point in Bargu general area of New Bussa Local Government Area of Niger state on 22 November.’’