Man heading to Plateau arrested with 320 bullets, magazines, others escape.
An arms smuggler, Likita Abubakar, 35 years old, has been apprehended in Nasarawa State.
Abubakar was caught with 53 magazines, over 260 live ammunition, one motorcycle and N38,500.
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.
A statement by the Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Ramhan Nansel said the arrest followed intelligence.
Commissioner of Police, Adesina Soyemi has ordered the transfer of the case to the State Criminal Investigation Department, CID, in Lafia for a thorough investigation.
Nansel confirmed that Abubakar had been on the wanted list of the Police “for offences ranging from armed robbery to kidnapping”.
*The figure in the headline was increased to 320 from 260 after police confirmation.