Police arrest graduate with four locally-made rifles, ammunition in Plateau

The police command in Plateau has arrested a graduate with four locally-fabricated rifles and 40mm ammunition.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Bartholomew Onyeka, stated this while parading the suspect and some others on Wednesday in Jos while on a stop-and-search operation on Jos-Pankshin road.

Mr Onyeka said that upon handing over the suspect, the police commenced investigations, adding that in the process, four locally-fabricated rifles were recovered from his house.

He said the command also arrested some other suspects over alleged kidnapping, banditry, armed robbery, and cult activities.

The suspect, however, told journalists that he manufactured the rifles for his personal use.

”I’m a hunter, and I give herbal medicine to people.

”Because I visit the bush regularly, I produced the guns for my hunting and self-protection,” he said.


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