A syndicate of gun runners, led by a native doctor, Daniel Danladi, have been nabbed by a team of men of the State Security Service (SSS) in Nasarawa State.
The team also also recovered three AK47 rifles and a sun-machine gun.
Abubakar Bubuche, state director of the security agency, who paraded the five suspects at the directorate’s office in Lafia, on Tuesday afternoon, said charms, as well as 48 rounds of ammunition, were also recovered from the suspects who were arrested in connection with gun running across Nasarawa, Benue and Taraba states. The arrest was made last week, he said.
One of the suspects was not, however, paraded because he was hospitalized, although Bubuche did not say for what reasons.
He said two of the suspects were arrested at Assakio, near Lafia, while the remaining three were arrested at Abinsi, near Makurdi in the neighbouring Benue State.
He said the Assakio suspects are receivers of the firearms and ammunition, while the Abinsi suspects are the dealers.
But he said the SSS was yet to identify the sources of the firearms, although he added that the security outfit was still making investigation to get to the roots of the illegal business.
He gave their names as Daniel Danladi, the native doctor, Mohammed Ozega, Ibrahim Aliyu, Alexander Apeshi and Josiah Awalu.