Troops of the Joint Task Force, Operation Hadarin, (OPHD) have arrested three suspected gun runners in Zamfara State.
gathered that one of the suspects, Aminu Ibrahim, is alleged to be the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ward chairman in Birnin Yero ward in Shinkafi Local Government Area of the State.
A military intelligence source in the state said Ibrahim, with his accomplices, known as Musa Usman Seun and Isah Mohammed were arrested on Monday.
The source further said: “The troops of the Joint Task Force North West Operation Haderin Daji acted on credible intelligence on activities of a notorious gunrunner trying to smuggle arms into the state.
This medium also learnt that the troops quickly arranged a roadblock where they arrested the three suspected gunrunners.
“The 3 suspects, Musa Usman Seun, Aminu Ibrahim, and Isah Mohammed were apprehended at Shinkafi on 22nd January 2024 and the sum of two million five hundred and eighty thousand Naira, 1 Volkswagen Wagon, 3 mobile phones and other items recovered from them.
“A preliminary investigation revealed that the huge sum of money recovered from the suspects was for the exchange of assorted weapons at the Illela border in Sokoto State. The suspects are undergoing further interrogation.”