Days After Controversial Explosion, Police Intercept Car Loaded with Bomb Devices, Guns in Kano

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Days After Controversial Explosion, Police Intercept Car Loaded with Bomb Devices, Guns in Kano

By Alabidun Shuaib Abdulrahman

Police in Kano say it operatives have intercepted a car loaded with bomb-making devices and two AK47 rifles in Kano.

Confirming the incident in a statement, the command’s spokesperson, Abdullahi Kiyawa, said the crackdown followed intelligence report on the vehicle.

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The statement partly read thus: “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,” the police statement said.

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