Two brothers were yesterday paraded by the Kaduna Police Command for allegedly using their residence for illegal manufacturing of arms and ammunitions and equally serving as main supplier of arms to armed bandits within the area.
The duo were by paraded by Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Umar Shehu, along with 20 other suspected armed robbers.
According to the police commissioner, the suspects were arrested when their residence was raided following a tip off by concern citizens who worried about the nefarious activities of armed bandits in the area.
The commissioner later displayed some of the arms and ammunitions that were discovered from them and included two locally made AK-47 rifles, one locally made SMG rifle and magazine, two locally made pistols, two police coloured AK-47 magazines, one locally made AK-47 magazine, twenty live 0.36 special revolver ammunition, three live 7.62mm long lar ammunitions, eleven live 7.62mm short, AK-47 ammunition and three live cartridges.
Others were one live 5.5mm, T.6 ammunition, 14 empty shells of 7.62mm short, AK-47 ammunition, seventeen empty shells of 0.36 special revolver pistols ammunition, one expanded cartridges, some parts of locally made AK-47 rifle and parts of other rifles, one drilling machine use in production of rifles, one hand driller, some instrument for fabrication of rifles and some assorted charms.
Meanwhile, when one of the suspected manufacturers of the illegal arms, James Kinze, confirmed to newsmen at the police command headquarters to manufacturing of locally made arms, but said it was meant to protect themselves against bandits that have continued to terrorise their area unabated.
“Armed bandits have continued to terrorise and kill our people in our area. So, since we could not get adequate protection from the security agencies, we decided to produce locally made arms to protect ourselves and our people from the recurrent attacks by such arm bandits” he said.
Meanwhile, the police also paraded 20 suspected persons who were arrested for various offences ranging from, armed robbery, criminal conspiracy, and various acts of terrorism.
According to the Police Commissioner, the gang met their waterloo following a tip off and reassured members of the public of the readiness of the command to rid the state of all criminal elements in the society.
He urged residents of Kaduna State to continue assisting the command with useful information that would enable the police to track down criminals from every nooks and crannies of the state.
He assured that the suspects would be charged to court for prosecution once investigations were completed.

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