The suspect who expressed regret after being caught with the cartridges said that a vigilante group asked him to get them on his trip.
According to the Daily Post, the suspect was nabbed in Benue State during his return trip to Taraba.
He however expressed regret for his action saying “I’m so embarrassed. My wife and children are not happy with me."
“I was returning from Onitsha in Anambra where I went to buy foodstuff which I sold in Taraba."
“When our vehicle approached Alaide, the NDLEA officers stopped us and arrested me with cartons of cartridges which some vigilante groups asked me to buy for them."
“It is the first time I ventured into the arms business which I procured from Onitsha market at the rate of N45, 000 after buying food stuff for my main business."
Florence Ezeonye, the state commandant of the NDLEA gave a confirmation of the arrest.
She stated that the suspect was arrested during a stop and search check on the road, and shall soon be transferred to the relevant authority for further investigations.