NSCDC Arrests UTME Candidate With Gun, Ammunition At JAMB Centre In Nasarawa
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Nasarawa State has arrested a 21-year-old suspected candidate for being in possession of firearms in one of the centres of the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in the state.
Mr Bashir Lawal-Kano, the state commandant of the NSCDC, told newsmen in Lafia on Thursday that the suspect was arrested at the Nasarawa State Polytechnic centre during a search at the entrance to the hall.
Lawal-Kano said that the suspect was arrested on Tuesday after he was found to be in possession of a locally-made pistol and two rounds of live ammunition.
He said upon interrogation, the suspect confessed that someone gave him the gun for safekeeping.
He said that the suspect would be charged to court for illegal possession of firearms, adding that even registered guns were not allowed at examination centres.