A Punch Metro report has shown that two pupils of the Government Secondary School, Lafia, Nasarawa State, have been arrested for alleged illegal possession of firearms.
They were arrested by the school’s disciplinary committee and handed over to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps for investigation.
Those in custody are Yusuf Ibrahim and Tasiu Yusuf; while Abubakar Harunna and Abduo-Ruaf Nura, said to be the owners of the locker in which the firearms were discovered, are still at large.
In an interview with Northern City News after the suspects were paraded in Lafia on Thursday, the state Commandant of the NSCDC, Mr Muhammed Fari, explained that the suspects were arrested by the school authorities and brought to his office.
Fari said, “The school wrote to us about these pupils, and thank God, before they wrote to us, they had already set up a disciplinary panel, which apprehended the boys and brought them to my office.
“Items discovered from them include a locally-made pistol, bow and other weapons. The parents of the suspects were invited and investigation has since ended. The suspects will soon be arraigned before the court of law.”
According to him, the involvement of the pupils in cultism and armed robbery cannot be ruled out, noting that the important thing was the recovery of the weapons from the suspects.