Vehicle Loaded With Explosives, Sophisticated Weapons Intercepted In Kano
The Kano State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has intercepted a vehicle laden with deadly explosive devices and sophisticated weapons in the state.
Naija News reports that the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa confirmed this in a statement handed to newsmen on Saturday, May 21, 2022.
The discovery is said to have happened following the report of suspicious movement to security operatives by citizens of the state.
The latest discovery and similar ones were obtained by security services through the information provided by the public, Naija News understands.
Giving details of the latest development, DSP Kiyawa told PRNigeria when he was reached on the phone, that the incident is still under investigation.
Later, he released an official statement as follows: “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.
“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.