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NDLEA NABS BANDITS, SEIZES HEAVY WEAPONS IN KATSINA, BENUE

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) recovered three AK 47 rifles among other dangerous items and arrested three armed bandits during an attack mission in Katsina State,


Eons Intelligence gathered that Celestine Chidiebere Christian, a heavy weapon manufacturer has been arrested with a high calibre G3 rifle along with 78 rounds of life ammunition of 7.62mm calibre and five empty shells of same in Benue while trying to move the heavy weapon and ammunition to Jos, Plateau State.


The arrests and seizures, according to the Agency’s spokesman, Demi Babafemi were made at NDLEA checkpoints in the two states where narcotic officers stop and search vehicles for illicit drugs.


The suspects are Adamu Shehu, Tukur Mohammed and Ibrahim Suleiman


The Chairman/Chief Executive, Brig-Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Rtd) noted that the NDLEA will continue to support efforts by other security agencies, especially the armed forces to restore law and order across the country.


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“In doing this, we’ll not shy away from complementing the efforts of other security agencies especially our armed forces in our collective bid to restore security and maintain law and order in all parts of the country,” Gen. Marwa stated.


According to him, “the three armed bandits were arrested by our officers on patrol in Malumfashi LGA of Katsina on their way from Igabi LGA of Kaduna State to Kankara LGA in Katsina for another devilish mission.


“A Toyota Corolla car with registration number Kaduna TRK 149 AE, three AK 47 rifles with magazines and ammunition, different types of charms, rings, cash and other items were recovered from them. I have since directed they be handed over to the Army Brigade in Katsina for further investigation,” the NDLEA boss stated.


Speaking on the transfer of the high calibre weapon manufacturer to the NDLEA headquarters in Abuja, Gen. Marwa said, “from the briefs given by the Benue State command, the suspect was arrested, on Wednesday, 4th August 2021 at exactly 6:30 am, in a bus belonging to CHI-Boy Transport Company, enroute Onitsha to Jos when the vehicle was flagged down at Aliade check-point for search.


“In the process, an iron box completely welded end to end was found in the vehicle, and when the passengers were questioned to know the owner, the suspect, accepted ownership.



“When the steel box was taken to the state command headquarters along with the suspect, an electric filing machine was used to cut it open, a fabricated high calibre G3 rifle along with 78 rounds of life ammunition of 7.62mm calibre and five empty shells of same were discovered inside,” he said.



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