The Borno State Police Command has announced the arrest of a woman, Anita Yohanna, who was caught with live ammunition while trying to board a car to Yola from Askira town in the Askira Uba Local Government Area of Borno State.
The command also paraded 52 suspects.
Anita, a 25-year-old diploma holder, confessed that the ammunition was given to her by her military lover, identified only as Lance Corporal Aliyu Isa, which he asked her to deliver to the driver of a commercial vehicle heading for Yola.
According to Punch, she said, “I have been dating the soldier for one year and four months. His name is Aliyu Isa; he is a Lance Corporal with the Nigerian Army serving in Askira. He gave me the bag and instructed me to take it to the park in Uba and waybill it in a vehicle going to Yola.
“I arrived at the Una Motor Park around 5pm. When I got to the driver, he asked me what was in the bag and I told him I did not know, then he said we should open it to confirm before he would accept the luggage. Opening the bag, we discovered it was live ammunition. We counted them and discovered 90 pieces of live ammunition. That was how I was arrested and brought to the state police headquarters.
“The soldier was also arrested by the military; he is detention now at the military facility here in Maiduguri.”
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police in Borno State, Abdu Umar, said Anita’s case was one of many other criminal cases under investigation by the police among which included four cases of rape of minors, theft and vandals of electrical armoured cables.
The police boss said all the cases would be charged to court at the completion of investigations.