Security operatives stationed around Galadimawa axis of Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna have arrested Abdul Adamu Kinkiba, Councilor of Soba Local Government Area of the state.
Kinkiba was reportedly arrested with an AK 47 close to a den of the bandits terrorising residents.
Sources said the councillor was carrying the gun on a motorcycle when he was intercepted.
According to a vigilante source, Kinkiba said the gun was given to him by somebody who he could not remember his name.
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“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.”
Daily Trust understands that the suspect has been taken to the Kaduna State Police Command headquarters for further interrogation.
Kaduna and other neighboring states in the North West have been a hotbed for criminal activities including kidnapping and killings.
Recall that terrorists attacked a Kaduna-bound train on March 28, 2022, killing eight passengers on board and abducting sev