A suspected gun-runner has been arrested after he left his Benue State to procure guns for his his village fighters.
A 19-year-old suspected gun-runner, Tekula Ndor, has been arrested by the Delta State command of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), for being in possession of three pistols and several rounds of ammunition.
According to the state commander of the drug busters, Frank Hanachor, Ndor was ferrying the guns from Delta to his village in Benue State to boost fighters in the ongoing communal crisis in the locality before he was caught along the Asaba-Onitsha Expressway.
While parading the suspect at the state headquarters of the agency in Ogwashi-Uku, Aniocha South local government area, Hanachor said the suspect was caught while his men were conducting stop-and-search operation to apprehend peddlers of illicit drugs.
"The suspect boarded a commercial vehicle, after hiding the guns inside his bag, and was trying to escape through Onitsha, Anambra State, when my men swooped on him.
During interrogation, the suspect who described himself as a freedom fighter in his village, confessed to the crime but refused to disclose the name of his village, the local government and where he got the weapons from, though he said he was taking the guns to his village to complete the fight."