The Comptroller in charge of the Nigeria Immigration Service at the Mfum Border Command, near Ikom in central Cross River State, Mr Ndubuisi Eneregbu has confirmed the arrest of three men suspected to be arms smugglers, however, the fourth is at large, he disclosed.
He made the confirmation in a statement in Calabar. Mfum border is a thriving international commercial border town.
Eneregbu said that the three suspects comprised two Nigerians and one Cameroonian migrant, who confessed to being members of the Ambazonia separatist group.
He explained that the suspects were intercepted on a motorcycle with arms and live ammunition.
“The suspects were found with a small bag containing incriminating items such as one barrater pistol, one locally made pistol, three live ammunitions, charms and one TECNO BC3 android phone.
“According to them, they were four and the fourth person who is currently at large left them with the bag containing the incriminating items.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that one of the suspects, the Cameroonian, is a member of the Ambazonia separatist group in the Republic of Cameroon.
“The three suspects along with the incriminating items have been handed over to the Divisional Police Officer in Etung Division, Etung Local Government Area of the state for further investigation,” he said.