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From Kwara to Jos, the guns keep coming



Barely a week after the Kwara State police command impounded trucks laden with arms and ammunition at Kosubosu, a border town in Baruten local government council of the state, security officials Monday intercepted a truck loaded with arms in Jos, the Plateau State capital.
Spokesman of the Special Taskforce on Jos crisis, STF, Ikedichi Iweha, a captain in the Nigerian Army confirmed the incident.
He revealed that they were already informed before the arms were captured in transit and that the arms were also illegally gotten.
According to one witness, the arms which were in a private trailer was intercepted by a traffic police officer on duty, but the vehicle’s driver attempted to escape but he had an accident and his car broke down.
The area where the arm-loaded vehicle broke down according to the STF media officer has been cordoned off by armed soldiers.
The road users plying the route are being subjected to intense search of their vehicles.
Police spokesman, Abuh Emmanuel however failed to give details of the incident, insisting he was yet to be informed of the arrest.

Premium Times, Feruary 09, 2015

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