ILLEGAL ARMS DEALER CAUGHT WITH 10,000 LIVE CARTRIDGES IN IBADAN, SEE PIX

Ademola Babalola, Ibadan The Oyo State Police Command, on Thursday, paraded four unauthorised arms dealers caught with 10,000 live cartridges. The cartridges, according to the Commissioner of Police, Shina Olukolu, were discovered following a tip-off. He said they were meant to be supplied to criminal elements in the state. Olukolu, who paraded 23 other suspects at a press conference, advised residents of the state to be wary of criminals and be security conscious, especially during the approaching festive period. He also asked them to be mindful of the persons they…

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EX-GOVERNOR IBIKUNLE AMOSUN SURRENDERS 1,000 RIFLES, 4MIL BULLETS, 1,000 BULLETPROOF VESTS

Amosun surrenders 1000 AK47 rifles, 4million bullets acquired before 2019 elections A few hours to the end of his reign as Ogun State helsman, embattled Governor Ibikunle Amosun contacted the state’s Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama, confessing that he had thousands of arms and millions of ammunition in store at a secret armoury in Government House, and that he had decided to hand them over to the police. Mr Amosun’s anointed candidate for the March 9 governorship election, Adekunle Akinlade of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM), had been roundly defeated…

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BANDITRY: POLICE REVEAL HOW HERDSMEN USE CATTLE TO MOVE ARMS

Audu Adamu Madaki, the Commissioner of Police in Adamawa State has revealed how herdsmen use their cattle to conceal and smuggle dangerous firearms into Nigeria. At a briefing on the security situation and the wave of kidnappings in the state on Wednesday in Yola, Madaki said three “repentant” kidnappers who turned in two AK47 rifles, informed him on how they used their cattle to carry arms from Cameroon into Nigeria. He said, “Yesterday, we harvested three repentant kidnappers who voluntarily walked into my office, confessed to have been kidnappers; but…

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ARMY ARRESTS TELECOMMS ENGINEER FOR MANUFACTURING WEAPONS IN BENUE

Troops of Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS) in Benue state on Monday paraded a telecommunication engineer and one other person for allegedly manufacturing illegal weapons around the border community of Benue and Taraba states. The Force Commander of OPWS, Major General Adeyemi Yekini, told newsmen while parading the suspects at the Operations headquarters in NAF Tactical Command, Makurdi that the troop received information about the weapon manufacturers five weeks ago. Yekini said that after four weeks of intensive surveillance of the particular area in Aniyin in Logo local government area of…

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SOLDIERS INVADE KANU’S HOME IN SEARCH OF ARMS

Prince Emmanuel Kanu, the younger brother of the Leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra ( IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has alleged that soldiers have again invaded their Afaraukwu Umuahia family home and carted away some household items. Prince Kanu said that the invasion by the soldiers took place on Sunday afternoon. He accused the invaders of looting the palace and making away with such items as television, generating sets, clothes among others belongings of the family. Kanu called on the international community to prevail on the Nigerian Army to stop raiding…

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MORE STARTLING REVELATIONS ON THE COMPANY THAT IMPORTED 1580 RIFLES INTO NIGERIA

Anna Okon More revelations have continued to trail Great James Oil and Gas Limited, the firm linked with the illegal importation of 1,580 guns into Nigeria. On September 11, the men of the Nigeria Customs Service intercepted a 20-foot container at the Tin Can Island Port with 1,100 pump-action rifles concealed in wash basins. Eight days after this discovery, another container was found at the Tin Can Island Port with 470 pump-action rifles concealed among small connecting pipes. While addressing journalists on the seizure, the Comptroller General of Customs, Col.…

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HOW POLICE INTERCEPTED VEHICLES CARRYING RIFLES, AK-47, PISTOLS, AMMUNITIONS IN ZAMFARA

Gusau—Zamfara State Police Command, yesterday, intercepted two vehicles carrying arms in different parts of the state. Spokesman of the Command, Mr. Muhammad Shehu, told newsmen in Gusau, yesterday, that items recovered from the vehicles were three AK-47 rifles, an automatic pistol, locally-made pistol, magazines and live ammunition. According to him, other items recovered include N103,435, ATM card, three voters’ cards, military camouflage and a stamp of the Cattle Traders Associa-tion of Nigeria in the Bukuru Local Government Area of Plateau State. Shehu said the drivers of the two cars, a…

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ILLEGAL ARMS SHIPMENT TO NIGERIA: TURKISH ENVOY MEETS CUSTOMS BOSS

Turkish envoy meets Customs over illegal arms shipments The Turkish Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Hakan Cakil yesterday met with the Comptroller-General of Customs, Hameed Ibrahim Ali in a bid to gather information on those behind illegal arms shipments from Turkey to Nigeria. Ali at the meeting expressed concerns of the Nigeria Customs Service and that of Nigerians that four different arms seizures with 2,671 Pump Action Rifles, coming from Turkey alone, appears to suggest complicity of Turkish Authority. A statement by the Customs Public Relations Officer, Mr Joseph Attah, said…

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ILLEGAL FIRE ARMS IMPORTERS OPT FOR PLEA BARGAIN

File: Comptroller-General, Nigeria Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ali (retd.), displaying some of the seized 661 Pump-Action rifles in Lagos… on Monday. Photo: NAN Oladimeji Ramon Two out of the five men being prosecuted by the Federal Government for unlawful importation of 661 pump-action rifles into the country have indicated their intention to enter into plea bargain with the prosecution. The defendants – Mahmud Hassan, Oscar Okafor, Donatus Achinulo, Matthew Okoye, said to be at large, and Salihu Danjuma – had been arraigned by the Attorney General of the Federation on June…

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SEE THE REAL IDENTITY OF THOSE WHO IMPORTED GUNS INTO THE COUNTRY

Abuja: The residence of Cyril and Great James Have Houses in Abuja, Lagos Registered Business in 2011 with residential Addresses Three individuals with residences in Abuja and Lagos own the company that has been fingered for the illegal importation of arms into the country earlier in the week, investigation by Daily Trust on Sunday has shown. The Nigeria Customs Service, on Thursday, named Great James Oil and Gas Ltd as the importer of the haul of 470 guns that was impounded at the Tin Can Island port last week, a…

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