The Chairman, NDLEA, retired Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa

NDLEA arrests a man with 78 rounds of live ammunition

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Benue State Command has arrested a man with a fabricated high calibre G3 rifle and 78 rounds of live ammunition.

The Chairman, NDLEA, retired Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa, who said this during a news conference on Thursday in Abuja noted that the suspect would be handed over to appropriate authority for further investigation.

Marwa said that the checkpoint was to stop and search vehicles for drugs, noting that NDLEA arrest when other criminal items such as heavy weapons as in this instance were found.

Marwa said that the suspect was arrested on Aug. 4 in a bus belonging to enroute Onitsha to Jos where the vehicle was flagged down at Aliade checkpoint for search.

Marwa noted that people now manufacture weapons on their own, hereby selling to bandits, kidnappers and criminal gangs among others.

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He said that it was important for this to be investigated by the appropriate agencies of the government, assuring that due sanctions would follow as it might not be the only manufactured weapons.

In the same Vain, Marwa said that three bandits armed with AK 47 rifles were also intercepted by officers on patrol in Malumfashi Local Government Area of Katsina State.

He said that the suspects were from Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State enroute Kankara Local Government Area in Katsina State for a devilish assignment.

He noted that a car, three AK 47 rifles with magazines and ammunition, different types of charms, rings, cash and other items, were recovered from them.END!!!!!

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