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Kano State Police Intercept Vehicle Loaded With Explosives, Sophisticated Weapons

The Kano Police Command has cracked down on a car loaded with bomb-making devices and sophisticated weapons in the State.

Sources said that the breakthrough was as a result of the cooperation of residents of States in the Northwest especially in Kano who have been reporting suspicious movement.

The latest discovery and similar ones were obtained by security services through the information provided by the public.

Kano State Police Spokesperson, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, said in an official statement that “on the 19/05/2022, following an intelligence report that a Mercedes Benz Motor Vehicle, ash in color with suspected sophisticated Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) is coming from Jigawa State to Kano State, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, fsi immediately raised a crack team comprising Explosive Ordnance Disposal – Chemical, Biological Radiological and Nuclear Defence (EOD-CBRN) and Operation Puff Adder.

“At about 1630hrs of the same date, following a hot chase, the suspects abandoned the Motor Vehicle at Bubbugaje Quarters Kumbotso LGA Kano State. A technical search conducted by the team revealed that the motor vehicle was fully loaded with Improvised Explosive Device materials.

“Two (2) AK-47 Rifles, Four (4) AK-47 Magazines, One Thousand and Ninety-Eight (1,098) Live Ammunition, and Two (2) Pistol Magazines were also recovered. An investigation has commenced.”

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