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Amidst Abuja-Kaduna train attack, police arrest councillor for supplying arms to bandits in Kaduna

Kaduna state police command has arrested a serving councillor caught in possession of an AK-47 rifle in the Giwa Local Government Area of the state.

According to reports, the suspect, Abdulrahman Adamu, who is a serving councillor in the Soba Local Government Area of Kaduna State, was arrested by the operatives of Operation Puff Adder II attached to the Kaduna Police Command during a routine patrol along Galadimawa Road.

While giving account of how the suspect was arrested, spokesperson of the command, said police officers succeeded in intercepting the councillor, who was moving in a black Lifan motorcycle towards the Galadimawa community with a sack.

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The policemen at that point became suspicious of the sack being carried by the suspect and were prompted to search its content. It was in this process that they discovered an AK-47 rifle loaded with six rounds of 7.62 X 39mm live ammunition concealed inside the sack.

The police spokesman further revealed that the suspect was arrested and taken into custody alongside the exhibits while preliminary investigation reveals the identity of the suspect, Abdulrahman Adamu, as a serving member in the legislative council of Soba Local Government Area of Kaduna State representing Kinkiba ward.

The suspect equally confessed to having gotten the firearm from his accomplices, adding that he was to deliver same to bandits around Galadimawa village for their nefarious activities.

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The arrest is coming few weeks after suspected terrorists detonated a bomb on an Abuja-Kaduna bound train track at Katari, a village in Kaduna state and open fire on the train. The attack result in about eight people being killed, some injured and many others were taken hostage.

After the incident, the Kaduna State government approved the disbursement of N18 million to families of nine persons killed but the kidnapped victims have not been rescued since March 28 when the incident occurred.

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