About 40 individuals including two Cameroonians suspected of dealing in arms have been arrested and presented to the public in Calabar, Cross River State in neighbouring Nigeria.
According to Nigeria’s The Guardian.ng, the suspects were paraded in Calabar last May 12.
They are suspected of having been involved in various crimes within the past weeks including dealing in hard drugs and arms.
According to Cross River state Commissioner of Police, Sikiru Akande, two among these alleged criminals are from Cameroon; Ojong Valentine, aged 28 and Ayuk Serge Enow, 35.
“They said they came to Calabar to buy arms from one Ogbuagu Emmanuel to return back to Cameroon before they were arrested by police operatives…” He told pressmen at the State Police Headquarters.
They are currently gnashing their teeth behind bars while waiting to face the law.
Some of the items recovered after the mass arrest included locally made pistols, 99 packs of cocaine, and 100 wraps of cannabis, among others.
The State Commissioner has vowed to stop at nothing to make sure Cross River remains peaceful and crime-free.