The Police on Tuesday said they had arrested a notorious female armourer.
The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), DCP Frank Mba, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.
Mba said the female armourer was arrested alongside her gang of kidnappers and armed robbers, notorious for attacking innocent Nigerians around Sokoto, Kebbi, Kaduna and Niger States.
He said the armourer was responsible for ensuring the safety of the weapons used by the gang whenever not in use.
Mba said she had confessed to being the gang’s armourer for over a year and claimed to had received a handsome reward each time the weapons were returned after each operation.
“She acknowledged knowing that the arms which she usually kept in a neatly dug hole in her compound were used for robberies, kidnapping and other criminal purposes.”
“Investigation has shown that the suspect, who is a trader and single mother of two, was recruited by her boyfriend,” he said.
He said the exhibits recovered from the gang were five AK47 rifles, one G3 rifle, one Berretta pistol, 1476 rounds of ammunition and 36 rounds of G3 ammunition.
Others are six AK47 magazines, one operational vehicle, eight mobile phones and a box containing operational tools.