The Katsina State Police Command has arrested a suspected gunrunner, Aisha Nura in Batsari Local Govt Area of the state and recovered N2.4m found in her possession.
Spokesperson of the command, SP Gambo Isah, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, July 30, said the 27-year-old suspect is the wife of one notorious bandit known as Nura Alhaji Murnal.
“On 25th July 2021 at about 0900hrs, based on a tip-off, the Command succeeded in arresting one Aisha Nura, `F`, aged 27yrs of Baranda village, a Fulani settlement at Batsari LGA of Katsina state,” the PPRO stated.
“Nemesis caught up with the suspect when she was arrested in a suspicious manner, concealing her presence and trying to board an Okada motorcycle from Batsari town heading towards Nahuta village. Immediately she was searched, money, the sum of two million four hundred and five thousand naira (N2, 405,000:00K) was found in her possession, reasonably suspected to be proceeds of arms supplies to bandits in Kaduna state.
“In the course of investigation suspect confessed to the commission of the offence and admitted that she was sent by husband one Nura Alh. Murnai a notorious bandit, belongs to the camp of bandits’ leader Abu Radda to collect the money on his behalf from his counterparts in Kaduna forest. An investigation is ongoing.” he added.