Kaduna State police Command recovers 2 AK47 loaded with live ammunition

Elisha Digason Kaduna 

The Kaduna State Police Command yesterday said it recovered two AK47 rifles loaded with 30 rounds of live ammunition each, along Hukunyi-Danja road, a border community between Kaduna and Katsina States.

In a statement, the Police Public Relation Officer of the Command, DSP Muhammed Jalige, said the suspects who had the rifles escaped into the forest on a motorbike.

He said on Monday, July 18, at about 10pm, the command operatives, while on routine patrol along a border between Kaduna and Katsina states, sighted two people riding a motorcycle in a very suspicious manner.

He added that the situation prompted the patrol team to give them a hot chase and, on sensing danger, the suspected armed men ran into the nearby forest to evade arrest, which led to their luggage falling off.

“When that luggage was searched two AK47 rifles loaded with 30 rounds of live ammunition each were recovered. In a bid to ensure that the hoodlums are not given any room to operate, the patrol combed the entire area throughout the night to guarantee the safety of the road users and the adjoining communities.

“The Commissioner of Police commended the officers for their dedication to duty and charged them not to relent in ensuring his policing strategy is successful. He also urged other operatives to emulate the same, to foster a new security dawn in the state, just as he ordered that a vigorous manhunt of the hoodlums must continue with the aim of bringing them to book.

The statement assured the public that the police will always be handy in response to their collective and individual distress situations, and sought their continuous cooperation.

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