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Kano police intercept vehicle loaded with explosives, weapons

Operatives of the Kano State Police Command have intercepted a vehicle loaded with bomb-making devices and sophisticated weapons in the state.

The State Police spokesperson, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, who confirmed the incident in a statement said the command on May 19 through credible Intelligence intercepted a Mercedes Benz carrying sophisticated Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), coming from Jigawa State to Kano State.

Kiyawa said its operatives were still investigating the matter.

He said “On May 19, following an intelligence report that a Mercedes Benz Motor Vehicle, ash in color with suspected sophisticated Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) was coming from Jigawa State to Kano State, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, 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,” the police statement said.

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