​Police Armament Officer Accused Of Attempting to Steal ​Firearms ‘Commits Suicide’

The Kaduna Police Command's Armament Officer, DSP Nanbol Audu paraded in Kaduna

A police armament officer in Kaduna State, arrested while allegedly attempting to steal firearms from the command’s armoury, has committed suicide, police authorities said Friday.

Nanbol Audu, a deputy superintendent of police, “killed himself” early Friday, the State Commissioner of Police, Umar Ambursa, told PREMIUM TIMES.

He denied that the police officer may have been murdered while in detention.

“Yes, but he was not killed, he killed himself early this morning around 5a.m. in detention. We will let you know the details later,” he said.

Police officials said Mr. Audu “shot” himself while in police custody in Kaduna.

But the force did not explain how and where the accused officer obtained firearms while still in detention.

The police commissioner had said Mr. Audu and two others on Monday drove to the police armoury at night where they loaded firearms into a private vehicle.

He said police officers on guard suspected foul play and stopped the vehicle from leaving the premises.

R-L,The Kaduna Police Command's Armament Officer, DSP Nanbol Audu paraded and the two gun runners Zingkur Joseph of Trade Centre Jos and Samuel Adamu Of Kuru Jos-South Local Government Area of Plateau State, paraded in Kaduna)
R-L,The Kaduna Police Command’s Armament Officer, DSP Nanbol Audu paraded and the two gun runners Zingkur Joseph of Trade Centre Jos and Samuel Adamu Of Kuru Jos-South Local Government Area of Plateau State, paraded in Kaduna)

“Upon interrogation, the State Armament Officer could not give satisfactory account of his action which led to his arrest and the two other occupants of the vehicle — one Zingkur Joseph of Trade Centre Jos and Samuel Adamu of Kuru Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State, respectively,” Mr. Ambursa said.

“During search at the spot, 11 G3 Rifles already concealed under the vehicle seat were recovered,” the commissioners of police said.”

Mr. Ambursa added that investigations revealed that one of the two civilian suspects was a blacksmith who specializes in manufacturing locally-made firearms.

“The two suspects came from Jos, Plateau State on arrangement to purchase the said firearms from the Armament Officer at the cost of N400, 000,” Mr. Ambursa said.

He listed other recovered items as: N400, 000 cash, yellow Mercedes Benz 230-E with Registration number LGT 588 RJ used in concealing the arms.


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  • Aminu

    God Almighty continue to unveil all murderers until they stop and repent their crimes against humanity

  • Lanre

    The Officer was killed to protects his ”Oga at the top”.

  • Babandum

    Intrigues, intrigues and intrigues. It seems as if it is simply a “war”between the HAVES and the HAVE-NOTS, rather than ethnic, religious or anything else! The CHRISTIAN HAVES protect the MUSLIM HAVES and vice versa, all in the perpetual destruction of BOTH the CHRISTIAN HAVE-NOTS and the MUSLIM HAVE-NOTS. May the SUPREME LORD help Nigerians to deliver Nigeria from this “BAD EQUILIBRIUM”.

    • amazing2012

      What do you study Physics or chemistry ? We are taking about humans, you are describing humans as chemicals !! (Joke)

  • Alex

    Hmm. .. unanswered question: how and where did he get the gun? I smell cospiraracy

    • Folahan

      The guy must have made one from the prison forks and spoons…….. Anything is possible in nija…….

    • tsunami1earthquake

      We may never hear anything further about this because the suspect has been silenced by agents of bigger fish who wanted to cover up the deal.

  • Isi Agwo

    Is judgement or insinuation allowed in a news headline? No. Another of your half baked journalism from University of Oshodi. Try “Police Armament Officer Accused Of Attempting to Steal Firearms Said to Have Committed Suicide.” or “Commits Suicide.”

  • the truth

    We shouldn’t run to conclusions, but i smell foul play.

  • Wähala

    Senseless slaughter of suspects is the reason the US and Western nations have refused to sell arms to Nigeria, who needs further proof? Even if he was convicted of arms theft, they would still have killed him for what he knows. Was late NSA, Andrew Azazi not dismissed from the army for exactly the same crime, only to be reappointed and murdered by Dumbo? Animals.

  • Dan Fulani

    Case closed.

  • Omo Oodua

    Committed suicide? Yeah right! i sense the commissioner of police knows about this arms, hence the only way to kill the investigation is by silencing the only witness!

    • austine007

      100% correct…

  • amazing2012

    He shoot himself in a detention facility ? How did he get access to gun while in detention ? Chai chai, you guys killed him to cover up the mess of using government arms to kill innocent people. By the names and the crime is a clear sights some people that are accused to be in police or military uniforms killing people in Jos, Kaduan and Benue are truly government officers sent to do that job by the authority.

  • Truthometer

    There is no way this man would have killed himself with gun, inside the police custody. It looks like the man was murdered to cover up some “ogas on top”. These blood you people are sharing because of political power. I’m warning you, there is god ooo!!!

  • Lorddaniels

    Apparently this guy was a northern Christian supplying weapons to his christian brethren for self defence from rampaging Gambari fulani islamist jihadist aka Boko haram. The boko haramist elements eliminated him.

    • amazing2012

      OK, I see so it is allow to supply guns to your people for what you call self defense ? What of Jack Bot the customs comptroller arrested in 2012 for supplying arms to Jos crises ? Also for self defense ?

  • Dan maikoko

    When President Kennedy was “killed” by a lone gunman, the CIA has the brains to parade the suspect before the national press where he was gunned down on camera by a mob member who “loved” Kennedy so much. For people without brains they shoot the guy and claim he shot himself when he is in detention and in handcuffs. A primary school kid would have concocted a better story.

  • Babandum

    With all due respect to all of the comments here, I ask: How are we sure the guy is dead. There are 170 million Nigerians and it is easy for them to let him disappear into the midst of millions and then tell Nigerians that the suspect “shot himself”. They know we will believe them or worse, keep quiet afterall they said corruption is not the same as stealing and we believed them and continued with our “lives”.

    • Ette

      Good point. Let them produce the corpse for DNA test. PDP sponsoring terrorism for political advantage. May God treat them the way they are treating NIGERIANS. Amen.

  • Tess95

    Let the Police speak the truth and tell Nigerians how this man under detention got hold of firearm and shot himself.

  • Olalere Yusuf

    Suicide or sponsored killing? Miracle is happening in Nigeria as God continues to reveal the real sponsors of Boko Haram, after the Genesis of discovery in South Africa, then the Revelation of arms dealing in Kaduna. They can exonerate those who took money to South Africa, they can kill the policeman caught giving arms to the butchers in Jos, Yobe, Bornu and Adamawa, but they can never, ever obliterate the the fact and our intelligence. The man was killed to shield the sponsors. Remember Muhammad Yusuf the founder and leader of Boko Haram was caught but silenced to cover the sponsors. So detainees have access to gun in Nigerian detention centers? 2015 is around the corner. We have the choice to continue in the wilderness journey which we commenced with the PDP led federal government in 1999, or we join the change train to the promised land. There is no third choice.

  • Ahmed Liasu

    Without mincing word, the suspect was murdered before revealing information.

  • Garden-City Boy

    Another weapons “donation” operation to Boko Haram gone sour.

    • Jika

      Really?All three people who are mentioned in this alledged gun running are Christians of plateau state origin!!!!What do you think could be their motive(s) for ‘donating’ arms to Boko haram? Is there something that you know about the current spate of insecurity that you would like to share with us?