The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency on Friday intercepted 12 Pump Action guns and 374 Cartridges in Kogi State.
The Kogi State NDLEA Commander, Abdulkadir Abdullahi-Fakai, disclosed this in Lokoja, the state capital, on Friday.
He spoke in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, adding that two persons were arrested in connection with the consignments.
Abdullahi-Fakai said that the riffles and ammunition were intercepted at a checkpoint by personnel during patrol on Okene-LokojaAbuja Road.
He said: “The two suspects: Sagir Isiyaka (40) and Bello Shehu Usman (42), were traveling in a J5 Boxer Bus from Onisha (Anambra State) to Abuja before our patrol team accosted them.
“On searching their luggage, our eagle-eyed officers discovered the riffles and ammunition concealed in some sacks.
“When asked about how they came about such dangerous arms and ammunition, they couldn’t give any cogent or concrete reason as proof of ownership.”
The NDLEA Commander said it was at that point that the duo were arrested with the consignments for further investigations.
According to Abdullahi-Fakai: “Since the matter is about arms and ammunition, we quickly transferred the case to the Nigeria Police, Kogi Command for their discrete and further investigation.”