Weapons Found In Zamfara Lawmaker’s House b

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Fear has gripped residents of Gusau, the Zamfara
State capital following the discovery of arms and
ammunition, including grenade in the residence of
a lawmaker(names with held) in the state by
security operatives.
As the news of the scary discovery spread in
Gusau and neigbouring Tsafe town,there was panic
and tension as motorists and residents struggled
for safety, resulting in a gridlock.
A source who pleaded anonymity, told Daily Sun
that the raid on the lawmaker’s residence followed
a tip-off. According to sources , some men who
were arrested with arms in Kano, made
confessional statement that they kept their arms
and ammunition in the Zamfara lawmaker’s house.
“We learnt that it was based on this revelation that
the security operatives stormed his two houses in
Tsafe town and Takama in Gusau metropolis,” a
source said.
It was further gathered that following the raid,
several AK47 rifles,boxes of live ammunition and
several tins of teargas were discovered in the
legislator’s residence in Gusau,while a grenade
was discovered in his house at Tsafe.
Checks by Daily Sun revealed that the incident
occurred after a top notcher of the ruling All
Progressives Congress(APC) was invited for
questioning about a month ago for his alleged
romance with cattle rustlers in the state.
Observers in the state attributed the current trend
to the extension of insurgency in the North.
When contacted, the embattled lawmaker
maintained that he was invited by security agents
and he had made a written statement.
Speaking on the development, Police Public
Relations Officer(PPRO), in the state, DSP Lawal
Abdullahi, said the raid was carried out by a
special team from Abuja but declined further
comment on the matter.

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