Man heading to Plateau arrested with 260 bullets, magazines, others escape

An arms smuggler has been apprehended in Nasarawa State.

The man identified as Likita was caught with 52 magazines and over 200 live ammunition.

A joint team of the Police and the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) apprehended him at Alushi junction in Akwanga.

His colleagues are on their way on motorcycles to Jos, Likita reportedly disclosed.

The suspect is being detained at Akwanga Police Divisional headquarters. The State Command will issue a statement.

Last Saturday, a convoy of buses was attacked at Rukuba Road in Jos North Local Government Area.

More than twenty persons were killed and dozens wounded. The victims were returning from Bauchi to Akure, the Ondo capital.

The Police has deployed additional assets to Plateau to restore law and order amid fears of reprisals.