Nigeria gunrunner arrested ten years on the run

DSSfrom EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – NIGERIA’S intelligence agency has arrested an arms trafficker wanted for the past ten years.

He has been arrested alongside kidnapping kingpins during a crackdown on violent criminals around the country.

Jonah Abbey, who has been on the wanted list of the State Security Service (SSS) for a decade, has been nabbed in the southeastern Taraba State together with his driver.

He has allegedly been servicing criminal groups terrorising Nigeria.

Indications are that he sources arms from neighbouring Cameroon.

Similar operations led to the arrest three alleged kidnap kingpins in the central Plateau State.

Named as Bayero Adamu, Lawal Ibrahim and Ado Saleh, they were also found in possession of N2 million (R66 000) which they had allegedly demanded as ransom for the release of two abducted family members.

SSS also arrested one Sesugh Aondoseer suspected to be the leader of a criminal gang believed to have masterminded several kidnap and robbery operations in the central Benue State.

The service also arrested two suspected kidnappers namely, Nkem Nnonyelu and Nnaemeka Udoukwu, for a string of kidnappings in the southeastern Abnambra State.

They are the suspects behind the recent kidnapping of a local businessman’s mother.

Tony Opuiyo, SSS spokesperson, appreciated the public for offering information leading to the arrests.

“No matter how long, every perpetrator of violence and criminality against Nigeria and its law-abiding citizens shall be made to face the full course of justice.”

Apart from the aforementioned crimes, Nigeria is under siege from the Boko Haram terror group.
– CAJ News

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