“In the armoury, no place was broken into, but the weapons were missing. And we’re interested in knowing what happened”.
The official listed Nasarawa, Benue, Taraba, Plateau as states that are conduits for trafficking of small arms and light weapons.
According to him, herdsmen from Senegal, Gambia and especially Central Africa come into the country through illegal borders carrying Ak 47 rifles.
“When we did our studies, we discovered that three- quarter of the arms used to cause the crises in Southern Kaduna, in Zamfara and Plateau States, are coming from the following states: Nassarawa, Benue, Taraba and Plateau states.
“We found out that if you can carry out serious operations to affect the supplies which are coming from these areas, it will seriously limit part of what is happening there.
“Within the last one and a half months, we have conducted more than 27 operations and arrested more than 30 persons involved in the supply of arms and ammunition and some of them are serving security men.”
Eteng, however, disclosed that seven tactical teams are currently conducting the operation to apprehend culprits associated with the nefarious act.