The Nigeria Police Force in a sting operation, have arrested seven suspected notorious arm dealers and recovered 57 AK47 rifles.
The Police also successfully recovered a large catchment of ammunition in Jos, Plateau State and Taraba State.
This is contained in a statement released in Abuja on Thursday by the Police Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi.
The suspects, Hamza Zakari (aka Hamzo) aged 20yrs, Abubakar Muhammed (aka Fancy) aged 22yrs, Umar Ibrahim aged 25yrs and Muhammed Abdulkarim (aka Dan-Asabe) aged 37yrs, all males and residents of Jos, were arrested following a credible intelligence on their nefarious activities in Jos and its environs.
Similarly, Police acting on a tip-off have smashed and arrested three suspected gun runners in Ibi Local Government Area of Taraba State.
It stated that the three suspects, Bello Sani, Venab Puncat and Yusuf Nahoda, all of Ibi Local Government Area of Taraba, during interrogation confessed to have purchased one AK47 rifle, and one SMG rifle at the cost of Nine Hundred Thousand Naira (#900,000).
CSP Adejobi said concerted effort has been activated to arrest their collaborators and recover the exhibits.
Meanwhile, the arrested suspects will be arraigned in court upon conclusion of investigations.