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.According to report by Nigeriacamera.net
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.