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Security operatives have arrested a Kaduna State councilor, Abdul Adamu Kinkiba, allegedly on his way to deliver AK-47 rifle to terrorists in one of the deadly forests in the State.
Adamu, a Councilor elected for Kinkiba Ward of Soba Local Government Area of the state was arrested by the Mobile Policemen of 47 MPF Squad operating along Galadimawa axis of Giwa Local Government Area of the State.
A source who is a vigilante said the suspect confessed that he received the gun from someone he could no longer recall his name.
Said the vigilante: “He said he was told that the gun was meant for the convoy of someone. According to him, he was instructed to park immediately after the bridge near Galadimawa forest (a known hideout of bandits), where somebody would collect the gun”.
Engineer Suleiman Yahaya Richifa, Chairman of Soba Local Government Council, who spoke to journalists and confirmed that the suspect was the current elected councilor in the council, declined further comment on the matter.
Said he: “I’m in serious grief about the news, please allow me to overcome my shock”.
Report said the suspect had been transfered to the Kaduna State Police Command for further interrogation.
As at the time of this report, the state police command was yet to confirm the development.