Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Niger State Command have recovered 27 new rifles from two suspects during a routine stop and search operation in Kontagora area of the state.
The suspects; Danjuma Auta and Daniel Danrangi, from Dirin Daji, Sakaba Local Government Area of Kebbi State were arrested along Kontagora – Zuru road, Niger state on Monday night.
Kontagora is about 107 kilometers from Kagara, a town in Niger State where there have been mass abductions of women, children and secondary school students in the last one month
According to the Niger state Commander of the Agency, Aloye Oludare, the suspects were arrested while on a motorcycle to an unknown destination with 12 locally fabricated AK 47 rifles and pistols concealed in a white sack.
“Preliminary investigation shows that the fabricator of the weapons resides in Kamfaninwaya, not far away from Kontagora. The suspects and the weapons will be transferred to the Nigerian Police Headquarters, Minna for further investigation and prosecution”, Oludare stated.
Recovered locally fabricated guns
In another case, operatives of NDLEA, Ondo State Command have reportedly raided Ita-Ipele and Ipele forests, in Owo LGA of the State. During the operation, Six suspects, namely; Stephen Ikechukwu, Stephen Friday, Austin Osadebe, Friday Paul, Adebayo Raphael and John Pius were arrested.
“A total of 41kgs of Cannabis Sativa and 6kgs of Cannabis Seeds were recovered during the operation, while a total of five hectares of Cannabis farm was located and destroyed” the Ondo state Commander of the Agency, Haruna Gagara said.