A statement issued in Lokoja on Saturday by the Police Command in the state, said that the suspects were arrested by operatives attached to Operation Puff Adder 11 and Iyara Divisional police station.
The command also recovered two cut-to-size locally-made gun, one locally-made pistol, two live cartridges, six mobile phones, powdery substance suspected to be heroin and weeds suspected to be Indian Hemp.
Cartons of live bullets scattered on the road as the truck fell into a ditch and spilt its content.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, announced the arrests in a statement issued on Saturday in Enugu.
This was disclosed in a statement issued on Sunday by the spokesperson for police force, Frank Mba.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, said this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Enugu on Saturday.
According to the command’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, the assault was led by members of the Eagle-NET special squad and civilian Anti-Cult Unit.
This was contained in a statement issued to journalists in Abakaliki by the Command’s Spokesperson, DSP Loveth Odah.
Femi Adesina, the President’s spokesman, in a statement, said Buhari stated this when he hosted outgoing Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohammed Ibn Chambas, on Thursday at State House, Abuja.
The suspects have been identified as Abdullahi Mohammed, Haruna Bello, Usianie Abdullahi (aka Gide) and Yusuf Barkeje.
DSP David Misal, Police Public Relations Officer in the state, disclosed this on Monday while briefing newsmen in Jalingo.
While you and I are locked down and locked up massive trailer loads of able bodied disguised militia men are shipped in torrents down south apparently aided and abetted by powers that sent them on an undisclosed mission.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, says that Federal Road Safety Corps personnel are entitled to possessing arms and ammunition in performance of their duties.
With barely few weeks before the general elections, the Nigeria Customs Service says it will leave no stone unturned to prevent the proliferation of illegal arms and ammunition into the country.
The Force spokesman, CSP Jimoh Moshood, on Thursday said in a statement in Abuja that the categories of the prohibited are: Artillery, apparatus for the discharge of any explosives of gas diffusing projectile, Rocket weapons, Bombs and Grenades.
A statement issued in Enugu by the command’s spokesman, Ebere Amaraizu, said the cartridges were recovered by officers during a stop and search exercise on the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway.
The drama of the arrest of the two ASPs and the disappearance of the two policemen started after one Corporal Danjuma Ibrahim, attached to Olosan Police Station, Mushin, Lagos State, lost his AK47 rifle at a road block
He said: “I am using this medium to appeal to our royal fathers and community leaders to enlighten and sensitise their wards on the attendant danger of smuggling.