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Fresh reports hitting the desk of Africa Daily News, New York have it that the Kano State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has intercepted a vehicle laden with deadly explosive devices and sophisticated weapons in Kano state.
DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa who is the Police Public Relations Officer in the State, made this known in a statement released on Saturday.
DSP Kigawa said the Mercedes Benz was intercepted following an intelligence report.
However, the suspects abandoned the vehicle at Bubbugaje Quarters Kumbotso LGA Kano State at 4 pm following a hot chase.
The statement read; “On the 19/05/2022, following an intelligence report that a Mercedes Benz Motor Vehicle, ash in colour 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, of immediately raised a crack team comprising Explosive Ordnance Disposal – Chemical, Biological Radiological and Nuclear Defence (EOD-CBRN) and Operation Puff Adder.
“A technical search conducted by the team revealed that the motor vehicle was fully loaded with Improvised Explosive Device materials.
“Two AK-47 rifles, 1,098 live ammunition, four AK-47 magazines, and two pistol magazines were also recovered.”
He said the commissioner of police in Kano, Mr Dikko, thanked the Kano State Government and residents for their prayers, encouragement, continuous support and cooperation.
He urged residents to be vigilant, and report any suspicious persons, items, movement or incidences to the nearest police station, and not take laws into their hands.
He said round-the-clock visibility patrol and raids of criminal hideouts and black spots will continue throughout the state, as the command will sustain the ongoing “Operation Puff Adder” that has been yielding positive results.
The police said in case of emergencies, the command can be contacted via 08032419754, 08123821575, 08076091271.
Africa Daily News, New York