The Police Command in Sokoto state on Thursday says it has arrested one Yahaya Umar, in possession of five locally-made firearms
The police said many other suspected criminals were also arrested across the state within a week.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Ibrahim Kaoje, who paraded the suspects in Sokoto, said Umar was intercepted by men of Operation Puff Adder along Kebbe- Ungushi feeder road in Kebbe local government area.
“He confessed to have manufactured them in his workshop for sale at the rate of N3,000 each to interested buyers,” he said.
The Commissioner disclosed that policemen also on foot patrol along Nigeria/Niger Republic border, Kalmalo axis of Illela LGA, intercepted four rifles with 3,149 rounds of live ammunition on Jan. 11.