Operatives of the Force Intelligence Bureau (FBI) have arrested Abdullahi Baka 47, a notorious gunrunner who specialize in supplying illicit arms and ammunition to deadly criminal gangs terrorizing Bauchi, Gombe, and Taraba States.
The suspect’s confession led to the arrest of Abubakar Sani aged 27 years old, Alh. Guru Maga, Alh. Manu Ardo, Hamisu Abubakar.
The force spokesman, Muyiwa Adejobi, on Friday, in a statement said, they recovered 4 AK49 Rifles, 4 AK47 Rifles, 49 rounds of live ammunition, 3 AK47 Magazines, and 1 Sub-Machine Gun (SMG) were recovered from the suspects.
In another major intelligence-led operation, FIB Operatives arrested the duo of Jamilu Abdulkadir and Sai Fullahi Lawal, both males of Safana LGA in Katsina State at Matazu LGA, Katsina State following discrete information received on their aiding bandits and kidnap kingpins to run errands.
According to him “They were arrested in possession of the sum of twenty thousand Naira (N20,000), being balance payment for 500 rounds of AK47 ammunition for a notorious kidnap kingpin, Sani aka Bafudinge. Similarly, one Usman Manu Mohammed ‘m’, aged 24 years old of Mariri, Lere LGA of Kaduna State, was apprehended after weeks of evading arrest for his role in connection with the kidnap of a cattle trader in Kaduna State in March, 2022.”
He said they are currently assisting the police with information necessary for further arrests.
Meanwhile, the inspector general of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has tasked all police operatives to consolidate maximally on intelligence gathering.
The IGP equally emphasized the important role of community engagement and traditional intelligence gathering with a charge to all officers to employ these in their daily police duties.