Female gunrunner, others arrested

The Nigeria Police have announced the arrest of a suspected female gunrunner caught with locally made rifles and several ammunition.

According to police spokesperson Muyiwa Adejobi, the suspect, Mrs Nvou Michael, 37, from Vom LGA, Plateau State, was intercepted by operatives along the Samminaka/Jos expressway, Kaduna State.

Recovered from her are 15 locally made rifles and 400 rounds of 7.62 x 39mm AK47 ammunition.

At the time of arrest, the suspect was travelling in a Toyota Hummer bus that took off from Jos, Plateau State.

“Investigations revealed the suspect was an arms smuggler for some bandit groups in Kaduna State,” said the police statement.

Police parading the suspects

Similarly, one Nuhu Yakubu, 33, from Donga, Taraba State, was arrested for being in possession of 1,500 AK47 ammunition. He was headed for Wukari to bandits in the Donga Forest.

Equally, the FIB-STS, a special anti-crime unit of the police force, reportedly recovered eight foreign and seven locally made AK47 rifles, eight revolver rifles, 2002 rounds of live ammunition of different calibres, 12 AK 47 magazines, three stolen cars, 10 fake number plates, and a cash sum of one million, eight hundred and eighty thousand (1,880,000) naira from the suspects.




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