NDLEA Intercepts 1, 360 Rounds Of Live Ammunition Along Bauchi-Jos Road

LAGOS MARCH 5TH (NEWSRANGERS)-National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Bauchi State Command has intercepted 1, 360 rounds of live ammunition of 7.6mm caliber during a motorized patrol along Bauchi-Jos Road.

The ammunition was being conveyed to Jos, Plateau State by a commercial Vectra Car which carried seven passengers. One AK 47 magazine was also found in the vehicle.

A statement available to NewsRangers disclosed that upon interrogation, two of the passengers, Dung Bulus Rwang and Dachollum Yohanna” admitted ownership of the ammunition and magazine which they neatly concealed in two sacks and kept in the boot of the vehicle.

The suspects on interrogation disclosed that they were transporting the deadly consignments from Numan in Adamawa State to certain buyers in Plateau State.

According to the statement, the suspects who  have been unable to produce any official permit for the deadly items  confessed that they have been into the business of illegal arms dealing for a period of time, adding that  each of the ammunition was to be sold for ₦500 only.

“It is a business for us. Things are really hard in this country and we need sell these items so that we put food on the table for our families”, Yohanna said.

Segun Kolawole Oke, NDLEA Bauchi State Commander said the suspects and exhibits will be handed over to the Bauchi State Police Command for further investigation. According to him “the origin of the arms and the destination are both areas with rampant misuse of weapons. We therefore cannot take this issue of arms trafficking lightly”.

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