Less than one week after the explosion that rocked Kano, the state police command has intercepted a vehicle loaded with bomb-making materials and sophisticated weapons.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa 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 Local Government Area (LGA) Kano State at 4:00pm 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.”