The Nasarawa State Police Command has arrested a 35-year-old man, Likita Abubakar, carrying 53 AK-47 Magazines and 260 rounds of live ammunition to Plateau State.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the command, ASP Ramhan Nansel, told Daily Trust that the suspect was arrested in Akwanga local government area of Nasarawa State.
Abubakar was caught by Joint Task Force of the men of the Nasarawa Police Command and operatives of the Federal Road Safety Corps on Saturday.
“According to the information issued by the JTF, the suspect was a Fulani herder identified as Likita, heading to the crisis-laden Jos, the capital city of the neighbouring state, Plateau,” a source said.
Likita, during, interrogation confessed that other members of his gangs numbering six were already on their way via motorcycles to the same destination.
As of the time of filing this report Likita was detained at the Akwanga Police Divisional Headquarters, Nasarawa State.
The development comes as parts of Plateau State were placed under curfew due to major security breaches that led to the evacuation of students by various states governments to safety.
Three women were killed in Bassa Local Government Area of the state on Thursday despite the presence of security agencies in Jos North LGA, while no fewer than 10 students have been killed with many missing over the past week.