Boko Haram: Soldiers intercept arms in Nsukka, arrest retired DSP, corporal(Daily Post)


Three persons, including a retired
Deputy Superintendent of Police,
DSP, and a corporal, Abu Haruna,
Solomon, respectively have been
arrested for illegal trafficking of arms
and ammunition.
The third suspect, Onuwa Attaka, is
the driver of the arms laden vehicle.
DailyPost gathered that their
confession showed alleged
involvement in supplying of arms to
insurgents in the Northern Nigeria.
The three suspects, who were
heading to the North from Imo State,
were intercepted in Nsukka by
officers and men of the Nigerian
Army while traveling in a bus.
Items recovered from them include-
40 AK47 magazines, 4 boxes of
AK47 live ammunition, 100 pieces of
live cartridges, one piece of Denin
Mopol khaki and charms concealed
in a cap.
One of the army officers who spoke
to DailyPost under anonymity
disclosed that a police corporal
serving in Imo State Police Command
was also involved in the arms
He said, “When we asked the
occupants of the vehicle to come
down, we discovered a police
corporal in uniform among them. The
corporal on getting down pretended
to be pressed; he later ran away”, he
It was gathered that the suspects
were taken to Nsukka Police Division
before their transfer to the state CID.
The retired DSP, Abu Haruna,
confessed that he had been in the
business of arms dealing since he
retired from the police.
He said their mission was to supply
the ammunition to their buyer in
Taraba State.
Our source said Haruna further
confessed that they decided to go on
the supply after the buyer
complained that the first batch was
The Police corporal’s identity has
been traced to Imo State Police
command; his name was simply
given as Solomon, even as efforts
are still being made to effect his


Meanwhile, the Nsukka Police Area
Commander, ASP. Ros-Amson
Haladu has praised the gallantry of
the soldiers in combating crimes in
the area.
“I want to commend the Army
Officers for their vigilance in tracking
down these illegal arms dealers.
“At the same time, I warn criminals to
leave this vicinity or risk being
apprehended by security operatives”,
he said.

News Source:Daily post


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