By Emmanuel Adeleke
The Kano State Police Command has intercepted a vehicle filled with sophisticated improvised-explosive devices (IEDs).
This was contained in a statement issued by the command’s spokesperson, Abdullahi Kiyawa, on Saturday.
According to Kiyawa, the vehicle was coming from Jigawa State when it was intercepted.
He said the state Commissioner of Police, Sama’ila Dikko, instantly launched a “crack team comprising Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), Chemical, Biological Radiological and Nuclear Defence (EOD-CBRN) and Operation Puff Adder” when an intelligence report was made to the command.
“Following a hot chase, the suspects abandoned the vehicle at Bubbugaje Quarters, Kumbotso Local Government Area.
“While searching the vehicle, officers discovered it was “lfully loaded with improvised explosive device materials,” he said.
He added that weapons including two AK-47 rifles, four AK-47 magazines, 1,098 live ammunition and two pistol magazines were recovered.
Kiyawa said an investigation has been launched into the incident, adding that the suspects would be arrested.
The development comes days after a gas explosion occurred near a primary school in Sabon Gari area of Kano metropolis, killing nine persons.