The Kaduna State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of a gunman found in possession of a complimentary card belonging to a Brigadier General of the Nigerian Army. Alongside the complimentary card, the individual was discovered with an AK47 rifle, a bank ATM card, and other items in his wallet.

In a press release issued on Tuesday, the Police Command’s spokesperson, ASP Mansir Hassan, stated that the arrest of the suspect marks a significant achievement in crime prevention and detection. The suspect, believed to be involved in armed robbery, was apprehended, and his operational weapon, an AK47 rifle, was recovered.

The success of the operation was attributed to the prompt action taken by police operatives, who acted on credible intelligence received from the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Maraban Jos Division. The intelligence report was received on March 24, 2024, at approximately 20:30 hours.

According to the police press release, the arrested individual, identified as Salim Aliyu, a 22-year-old resident of Badarawa Kwaru in Kaduna North, Kaduna State, was found in possession of the AK47 rifle with Breach No. 01585, along with three rounds of 7.62 x 39mm live ammunitions. Other items recovered from the suspect include a Nigerian Immigration Service camouflage singlet and face cap, a sharp knife, a flier, a desert handbag, and a wallet containing a First Bank ATM card and the complimentary card belonging to the Nigerian Army Brigadier General.

During interrogation, the suspect confessed to being on a robbery mission to Maraban Jos.

The successful operation underscores the Kaduna State Police Command’s commitment to maintaining law and order in the state.


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