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Police Arrest Woman With 991 Rounds of Ammunition in Zamfara

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The Zamfara police command has disclosed it has arrested one Fatima Lawali, a 30-year-old woman, for allegedly supplying arms and ammunition to bandits in the northern region of the country.

The state police commissioner, Ayuba Elkanah, who made this known in a statement after parading suspects on Friday, said Fatima was arrested with 991 rounds of AK-47 live ammunition.

The commissioner disclosed that the suspect was conveying the ammunition from Dabagi village in Sokoto, where it would be delivered to one Ado Alera, identified as a “notorious bandit kingpin who has been terrorising Zamfara and other states”.

“On 25th October, 2021, at about 0930hrs, Police Tactical Operatives of the Command in collaboration with FIB/STS led by DSP Hussaini Gimba on tactical operations in the state, arrested one Fatima Lawali, ‘F’, a native of K/Namoda LGA who specialised in supplying arms and ammunition to bandits in Zamfara, Sokoto, Kebbi, Kaduna, Katsina and Niger states, respectively,”

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“Suspect was arrested at Gada Biyu area, under Bungudu LGA with nine hundred and ninety-one (991) rounds of AK-47 live ammunition conveying from Dabagi village in Sokoto state to be delivered to a notorious bandit kingpin called Ado Alero who has been terrorising Zamfara and neighbouring states. Investigation in progress.” the statement reads.

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