Benue-bound man intercepted with ammunition in Borno | Dailytrust

Benue-bound man intercepted with ammunition in Borno

The Borno State police command has arrested one Clement Asuk, an indigene of Akamkpa Local Government Area of Cross River State, with 122 anti aircraft ammunition and 222 of 7.62mm of life ammunition at a motor park in Maiduguri on his way to Benue State.

The commissioner of police in Borno State, CP Abdu Umar, who was represented by the command’s public relation officer, ASP Sani Kamilu Muhammad, paraded the suspect alongside others at the police headquarters in Maiduguri yesterday.

Muhammad explained that preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect was moving the ammunition from one geographical location to another.

He said, “On March 30, 2022 at 07:22 hours, a credible intelligence and surveillance team of the command who were on morning patrol arrested one Clement Asuk of Akamkpe Local Government Area of Cross Rivers State at Kano motor park with exhibits, including 126 anti aircraft ammunitions, 222 of 7.62mm of life ammunition, 517 of 7.62mm by 51 life ammunition, 7.62mm by 39 life ammunition, 2 empty magazines of Ak47, 4 Rpg Prepare Lent and 1 hand grenade.”

He noted that the case was under investigation towards unveiling their past atrocities and will subsequently disclose the findings to the public.

But in an interview with newsmen, the suspect said the ammunitions were meant for his community to fight the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) operating at the boundary between Cross River State and Ebonyi.

“I came to Maiduguri because there is a communal clash happening at the boundary between Cross Rivers State and Ebonyi, where the IPOB attacked a particular community. They only asked me to come and convey the ammunitions,” he said. 

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