Men of the Nigerian army on Thursday apprehended a man with arms and ammunition during a stop and search operation at a checkpoint along the Mararaba-Abuja road.
The suspect, who had weapons on him, was nabbed by the Troops of the Guards Brigade deployed to Mararaba, Nasarawa state for internal security operations.
The Director of Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman confirmed the arrest in a statement on Friday and gave the suspect’s name as Peter Iorlaha.
Usman said Iorlaha arrested with a bag containing two locally made pistols, one locally made short gun, two rounds of 7.62mm (Special), five live cartridges, two torch lights, a screw driver, charms and a Tecno mobile handset.
“During preliminary investigation, the suspect revealed that the weapons and other items were handed over to him by his uncle for safe keeping.
“The suspect is currently under interrogation,” he said.