POLICE ARREST CIVIL DEFENCE OPERATIVE OVER ILLEGAL ARMS DEALING




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ABUJA – The police have arrested Idris Saidu, an operative of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, in Niger State alleged involvement in arms deal.

A statement issued by the force , ACP Frank Mba, on Sunday in Abuja said that Saidu was arrested on July 22 by police detectives in the state.

The statement said that the detectives recovered two AK-47 rifles and a large chunk of ammunition from the .

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said the 33-year-old suspect, who was attached to NSCDC headquarters in Minna, was arrested at Fadikpe area of Chachanga Local Government Area of the state following a tip-off.

According to the statement, Saidu confessed that he bought the arms and ammunition as his contribution to assisting his maternal community engaged in community crisis herdsmen in Taraba.

“The suspect, who has given useful information to the police that will lead to the arrest of his accomplices, will be arraigned in court as soon as investigation into the case is completed,’’ it said. (NAN)

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