The Katsina State police command has arrested Aisha Nura, a suspected gunrunner, in Batsari Local Govt Area of the state.
The police also recovered N2.4 million cash from her.
SP Gambo Isah, spokesperson of the command, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, said the 27-year-old suspect is the wife of one notorious bandit known as Nura Alhaji Murnal in Katsina.
“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,” Isah stated in the statement.
“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, belong to the camp of bandits’ leader one Abu Radda to collect the money on his behalf from his counterparts in Kaduna forest. Investigation is ongoing.”