The Niger State Police Command has arrested one Musa Mora, 45, from Babana in Borgu LGA of the state for unlawful possession of firearms.
The suspect was apprehended with three live cartridges and six locally-made single barrel guns.
It was learnt that the suspect and his co-conspirator, Babangida Rabiu, an indigene of Dangulu, Zamfara State, who is still at large, had on two instances travelled to Benin Republic to illegally procure guns.
The suspect told correspondents that he bought the firearms from Benin Republic and sold them to those who needed them for self-defence.
“I buy and sell locally-made guns and I sell them to people who are in need of guns to protect themselves, but if they do any other thing with it, that is none of my business,” The Suspect confessed.
Mora further stated that he had been involved in the trade for six years before his partner joined him, adding that they were making good money from gunrunning.
The suspect when asked whether he was sorry his action, brazenly said, “I do not regret anything; it is my source of livelihood; I used the money to take care of myself. I don’t kill people with the guns.”
The command’s Public Relations Officer, Muhammad Abubakar, said the suspect had admitted to the crime.
“The police will no longer tolerate unlawful possession of firearms in the state and we have warned people to desist from it or face the consequences of the law,” Abubakar stated.
He added that the suspect had been arraigned before a court.