A 4-man international arms-smuggling syndicate has today been dismantled by Operatives of the Intelligence Response Unit (IRT), Special Tactical Squad (STS), Police Mobile Force and Counter Terrorism Unit.
Naija News understands that the criminal gang carries out their operations between parts of North African, the Sahel region, and West African Countries. A total of 6000 AK47 Live ammunition were recovered from them.
The police listed the 4-man syndicate to include: Ojoomo Olugbenga 45yrs native of Akure Central, Ondo State, Oladimeji Adeogun 50yrs native of Ido LGA of Oyo State, Habib Musibau 24yrs old native of Oluyole LGA of Oyo State and Thomas Olumuyiwa 54yrs old, native of Ado-Odo Ota LGA of Ogun State, all male, were arrested at Saki town, Nigeria-Benin Republic border in Oyo State.
Further Investigation revealed that the culprits smuggle arms, light weapons and ammunition from North Africa through the Sahel region to supply criminals in Nigeria and other West African countries.
Meanwhile the police has also recovered another set of twenty (24) AK47 rifles, four (4) pump action guns, eleven (11) Dane guns, Ten (10) English Pistols, Two single barrel guns, One set of army camouflage uniform and twenty-two (22) live cartridges from other criminal gangs in different parts of the country.
While appreciating members of the general public for giving out useful information that led to the arrest of the criminals, The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu praised his men for this and many other feats as he re-assures the nation that the Police will continually work round the clock along with other security agencies towards ensuring improved border security, control of arms proliferation and combating kidnapping, armed robbery and other violent crimes across the country.