Troops of the Guards Brigade deployed to Mararaba , Nasarawa state for internal security operations Arrested a man with arms and ammunition on Thursday during a stop and search operation at a military checkpoint.
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 the suspect arrested with a bag containing two locally made pistols, one locally made short gun, two rounds of 7 .62 mm (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.
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