Three armed bandits on an assault mission in Katsina State have been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
The suspects: Adamu Shehu, Tukur Mohammed, and Ibrahim Suleiman had been reportedly in possession of three AK-47 rifles and different harmful gadgets.
The NDLEA officers additionally arrested an alleged producer of heavy weapons, Celestine Chidiebere Christian, with a excessive calibre G3 rifle, seventy-eight (78) rounds of life ammunition (RLA) of seven.62mm calibre, and 5 empty shells.
The suspect was arrested in Benue whereas making an attempt to maneuver the heavy weapon and ammunition to Jos, Plateau State.
The arrests and seizures had been made on the NDLEA checkpoints within the two states the place narcotic officers cease and search autos for illicit medication.
Speaking whereas handing over the excessive calibre G3 rifle and the suspects to the anti-narcotics physique in Abuja, the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Mohamed Buba Marwa mentioned NDLEA will maintain its assist for different safety businesses to make sure regulation and order within the nation.
“For us at NDLEA, we’ll continue to do our best with our highly dedicated officers and men to cut off accessibility to illicit drugs by criminal gangs by blocking the trafficking of these psychoactive and psychotropic substances.
”In doing this, we’ll not shrink back from complementing the efforts of different safety businesses, particularly our armed forces in our collective bid to revive safety and keep regulation and order in all components of the nation.
”The three armed bandits had been arrested by our officers on patrol in Malumfashi LGA of Katsina on Thursday, fifth August, on their approach from Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna state to Kankara Local Government Area in Katsina for an additional devilish mission. A Toyota Corolla automotive with registration quantity – Kaduna TRK 149 AE, three AK-47 rifles with magazines and ammunition, several types of charms, rings, money, and different gadgets had been recovered from them,” he mentioned.
He mentioned he had directed that the three suspects be handed over to the Army Brigade in Katsina for additional investigation.