The Councilor representing Kinkiba ward in the Soba Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Abdul Adamu, believed to be working with bandits have been arrested.
Adamu was arrested by security operatives stationed around Galadimawa axis of Giwa LGA, with an AK 47 rifle.
Reports say said the councillor was carrying the gun on a motorcycle when he was intercepted.
According to a vigilante source, the suspect said the gun was given to him by somebody who he could not remember his name.
He said he was told that the gun was meant for the convoy of someone.
According to him, he was instructed to park immediately after the bridge near Galadimawa forest (a known hideout of bandits), where somebody would collect the gun.
The chairman of Soba local government area, Engineer Suleiman Yahaya Richifa, confirmed that the suspect is the councilor representing Kinkiba ward in the council.
He, however, declined to speak further, adding, “I’m in serious grief about the news. Please allow me to overcome my shock.”
Reports further said that the suspect has been taken to the Kaduna State Police Command headquarters for further interrogation.
Kaduna State has been bedevilled with activities of bandits, maiming, killing and abducting people for ransom.
It is believed that these bandits have a network of prominent people in society, giving them intelligence and also cover.
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