Suspected Arms Peddlers Arrested Along Nigeria-Cameroon Border

Posted on August 7, 2022

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has arrested three men suspected to be arms peddlers at Mfum, a community along the Nigeria-Cameroon border.

The Comptroller in charge of Mfum Border Command, Ndubuisi Eneregbu, announced the arrest in a press statement on Sunday in Calabar, Cross River State.

According to the Comptroller, two Nigerians and one irregular Cameroonian migrant, who confessed to be a member of the Ambazonia separatist group, were arrested on a motorcycle with arms and live ammunition.

“The suspects were found with a small bag containing incriminating items such as one Beretta pistol, one locally made pistol, three live ammunitions, charms and one TECNO BC3 Android phone.

“They were four suspects; the fourth person, currently at large, left them with the bag containing the incriminating items.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that one of the suspects, the Cameroonian, is a member of the Ambazonia separatist group in the Republic of Cameroon.

“The three suspects, along with the incriminating items, have been handed over to the Divisional Police Officer, Etung Division, Etung Local Government Area, for further investigation,” he said.

The comptroller said despite certain logistic challenges, the officers were prepared to apprehend anyone found perpetrating illegalities and sabotaging the economy of the country.

Mfum is a commercial border town in the Etung Local Government Area of Cross River, where Nigerians and others engage in international trade.

They engage in trade by conveying commodities ranging from food items, petroleum products, and more across the lines into the Republic of Cameroon.

 

(NAN)

 

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Latest News

  Josephine Otabor, also known as Phyna, has emerged winner of the seventh season... Continue
The Office of the Deputy Governor of Lagos State said that its attention has... Continue
Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have arrested an ex-footballer, Okafor... Continue
IZUNNA OKAFOR    Two individuals have been reportedly arrested for attacking and stoning officers... Continue
More facts have continued to emerge why Lagos State lost its bid of having... Continue
The Olota of Ota, Oba (Professor) Abdulkabir Adeyemi Obalanlege, the head of all Awori... Continue
AKINTOKUNBO AKIODE Six months after the Senate President, Dr Ahmed Lawan constituted an ad-hoc... Continue
The Ojodu Local Council Development Area, Lagos State, under the leadership of Hon. Segun... Continue
JUVENTUS CHUKWUNWEIKE OKOLI  Anambra State Joint Enforcement Team has swung into action to stop... Continue
Terra Kulture, leading educational and recreational organisation, has received a financial donation from the... Continue

UBA


Access Bank

Twitter

Sponsored