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Army nabs gunrunners in Adamawa

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Richard Ihediwa and Augustine Aminu with agency reportsa

The 23 Armoured Brigade, Yola, Adamawa state, yesterday nabbed a syndicate including a woman and a pastor who specialise in gunrunning and sale of military gear to men of the underworld.
This is just as a police corporal, Reuben Joel, who is attached to the anti-terrorism unit of the Nigeria Police Force in Aba, Abia state has also been nabbed for trafficking military and police uniforms to terrorist cells.
Nancy James and her accomplice, Haliru Jumba, said to be a pastor with Kunini Deeper Life Bible Church in Lau Local Government Area of Taraba state were caught with some cache of arms hidden inside a sack of garri at a military checkpoint in Numan Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
Military authorities said the group where heading to Gombe state where one Danjuma Luka, who is now also in police net in Taraba state was said to have waiting to take delivery of the guns. 
The capture of Mr. Luka by the military followed the arrest of Ms. James, who the military says was making her second delivery of arms, after a previous successfully operation in February.
The brigade spokesperson, Lieutenant Victor Olukoya said the woman was caught with four double-barrel guns and two pistols and would have gotten away but for the vigilance of the soldier who suspected and accosted her.
"The weapons were hidden in that bag of garri and after searching the sack of garri, the guns were discovered, and the men arrested," Olukoya said.
The army spokesperson explained that the pastor arrested in company of the woman "is still only an accomplice" and that the police would be left to ascertain the extent of his involvement in the gunrunning business.
Also paraded by the army is a police corporal, Reuben Joel, who is attached to the anti-terrorism unit of the Nigeria Police Force in Aba, Abia State. He was accused of trafficking military and police uniforms to terrorist cells.
Mr. Olukoya said it was amazing that a serving corporal, attached to the anti-terrorist unit of the police command in Abia State, would be involved the illegal sale of military uniform in far away Adamawa State.
The arrest of Mr. Joel by the army followed the arrest of two persons by the military at a checkpoint in Mubi, who were caught with ten uniforms and ten pairs of military boots.
After they were interrogated, the men confessed to taking supply of the military uniforms from Mr. Joel, and that they were taking the consignment to Hong in Adamawa state.

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written by ibrahim, March 17, 2012
The Almighty God is not sleeping, the fruit of our prayers is gradually paying. W shall not relent in our extensive prayers untill the conspiracy surrounding our present predicament is unrabbled. The mr A is busy commiting the offence while mr B is being accused.

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