The Kano Police Command has cracked down on a car loaded with bomb-making devices and sophisticated weapons in the state.
PRNigeria gathered that with security challenges in some states in the North-west, civilians in Kano have been cooperating with security operatives by reporting suspicious movement.
The latest discovery and similar ones were obtained by security services through the information provided by the public.
When PRNigeria reached out to the Police Spokesperson, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa for comment on the latest development, he confirmed the incident but explained that the Police were investigating the matter.
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 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.