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NDLEA nabs two with 12 pump-action guns, 374 cartridges in Kogi

The two suspects, Sagir Isiyaka (40) and Bello Shehu Usman (42) were travelling from Onitsha to Abuja.

• September 9, 2022
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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Friday intercepted 12 pump-action guns and 374 cartridges in Kogi.

Kogi NDLEA Commander, Abdulkadir Abdullahi-Fakai, who made the disclosure in Lokoja, said two persons were arrested in connection with the consignments.

Mr Abdullahi-Fakai said that the rifles and ammunition were intercepted at a checkpoint by personnel during patrol on Okene-Lokoja-Abuja road on Friday.

“The two suspects, Sagir Isiyaka (40) and Bello Shehu Usman (42) were travelling in a J5 Boxer Bus from Onitsha to Abuja before our patrol team accosted them.

“On searching their luggage, our eagle-eyed officers discovered the rifles and ammunition concealed in some sacks.

“When asked about how they came about such dangerous arms and ammunition, they couldn’t give any cogent or concrete reason as proof of ownership,” he explained.

The NDLEA Commander said it was at that point that the duo were arrested with the consignments for further investigations.

He said “since the matter is about arms and ammunition, we quickly transferred the case to the Nigeria Police, Kogi Command for their discrete and further investigation.”

(NAN)

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