Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


SSS parades 4 suspected arms-running syndicate

06 November 2012, 10:07

Nasarawa - The State Security Service (SSS) in Nasarawa State on Monday paraded four suspected members of an arm-running syndicate.

The state’s Director of SSS, Abubakar Bubuche, said the suspects were members of a gun running syndicate operating between Nasarawa, Benue and Taraba states.

He said two of them were arrested last week in Assakio, a community in Lafia Local Government in Nasarawa, recently engulfed by ethnic skirmishes.

Bubuche said the suspects gave useful information during investigation, which led to the arrest of three others, including a witch doctor from Abinse in Benue.

He said investigation revealed that prior to the recent crisis in Assakio, the witch doctor allegedly supplied charms worth more than N90,000 for protection against gunshots.

According to the SSS director,  items recovered from the suspects, included three  AK 47 riffles, one sub-machine gun, 48 rounds of live ammunition and assorted charms.

He said the suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigation was concluded.

He, however, appealed to members of the public to shun violence and live in peace with one another, irrespective of religious, political and ethnic differences.

``Why should we be spending money buying weapons to fight against each other when we should channel such money into feeding, training of our children,'' he asked.

Bubuche called for the cooperation of members of the public by giving useful information, to tackle all forms of criminality in the society.

He assured the public of confidentiality for any information on criminal activities within their neighbourhood.


Tags sss nasarawa

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...