Troops of Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH) on Operation HAKORIN DAMISA IV have apprehend a suspected arms dealer and member of a criminal courier network, Zaharadeen Lukman also known as Dandini.
The Nigerian Army in a statement said Lukman was arrested on Sunday, at Ashawuce village in Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Before his arrest, Lukman had been declared wanted for arms dealing in the Southern Kaduna general area.
The suspect is being profiled for further action.
Meanwhile, on 23 October 2023, troops arrested one Lawal Suleiman, a member of a gun running syndicate specialized in the illegal distribution of arms and ammunition to criminals in Southern Kaduna.
Suleiman was apprehended at Tagama checkpoint Samaru in Zango Kataf LGA of Kaduna State.
Also, on 26 October 2023, troops arrested a notorious gunrunner, Abdullahi Ibrahim Muhammed at Angwan Alede in Barkin Ladi LGA of Plateau State.
During the arrest, troops recovered one infinix Hot Note 9 mobile phone, one pistol, one pistol magazine loaded with 9mm rounds of ammunition, multiple ID cards which include vigilante group, Dangote Spaghetti and cement department staff ID, first aid group of JIBWIS ID card, two First Bank ATM cards and hard drugs.
Similarly, on 27 October 2023, troops arrested another suspected gunrunner, Gyang Yusuf at Rakung village in Barkin Ladi and recovered 39 9mm special rounds and a sum of money.