Two secondary school students, of Government Secondary, Lafia Nasarawa State have been arrested for illegal possession of firearms.
Sand handed them over to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) for investigation.
The arrested students were identified as Yusuf Ibrahim and Tasiu Yusuf but the owners of the locker where the firearms were discovered, Abubakar Harunna and Abduo-Ruaf Nura, are still at large.
Confirming the arrests in an Interview with local media 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 after the firearms were discovered.
“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.” He said
The NSCDC boss noted further that the students could be involved in cultism and armed robbery as investigation was still underway and the students at large will be apprehended.