February 07, 2018

NDLEA Intercepts Man In Jigawa Attempting To Transport Arms To Benue (Photos)

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Jigawa has arrested a man with firearms attempting to transport it to Benue state.

This was revealed by the deputy commander of NDLEA in Jigawa, Oko Micheal, while speaking to journalists on Tuesday at Dutse, the state capital.

According to Mr. Micheal, the operatives of NDLEA were on normal operation around Jahun – Gujungu Road where the suspect was arrested.

“The suspect, identified as Salisu Mahmuda was arrested on Sunday 4, February, 2018 with some three locally fabricated firearms (2 locally made revolver pistol, one cut to size revolver rifle) with five-rounds of live ammunition,” he said.

The NDLEA also affirm that the suspect and the items recovered will soon be transferred to the state police command for further investigation.

The suspect, identified as Salisu Mahmouda, said he is an indigene of Kaduna state. He attended a school in Nasarawa where he later became involved collection of discarded metals between Nasarawa and Benue state.

According to the suspect two men of Tiv and Fulani ethnic nationalities respectively, ordered for firearms, and he eventually found someone who fabricated the arms for him in Labara village in Kano.

“I am able to come down here through a friend of mine whom we schooled together in Nasarawa. He is the one that led me to the man that manufactured the firearms in Laraba village,” he said.

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