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VIDEO: Gunrunner confesses to supplying AK-47 to bandits in Niger, Katsina, Zamfara, Kaduna

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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A notorious gun runner, Samson Salau, has confessed to having been buying and selling AK-47 guns and pistols to armed robbers and bandits who have been terrorizing the North western states of Niger, Katsina, Zamfara and Kaduna.

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In a video clip obtained by PRNigeria, Mr Salau made the confession in Hausa while being interrogated by Hassan Gimba-Sule, a deputy-superintendent of police and the Minna Sector Commander of the Inspector General of Police, IGP’s, Special Tactical Squad.

The criminal, who hails from Plateau State, said he had engaged in the business of trading ammunition to robbers for over three years now.


He explained that he normally got the supply of the lethal guns from a man called ‘Zed’ in Jos.

“After buying the AK-47, rounds of magazine, and pistols, I export and sell them to bandits and robbers in Niger, Kaduna, Zamfara, Katsina and Nasarawa States. I do buy a pistol for N90,000 and sell it for N120,000.

“In the last three years, I have purchased and sold about 100 AK-47 guns and 30 pistols.

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“I bought and also sold about 2,000 to 10,000 rounds of magazines, and 2000 bullets.

“I normally buy a round of magazine for AK-47 for N300 and sell it N450. While I get a pack of bullets for pistols at N300. I then sell it for N400,” he disclosed.

Mr Salau, who was arrested in Minna, Niger State’s capital, with two pistols and 46 bullets, promised to cooperate with the police in tracking and arresting the dealers who regularly patronize him.

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