Police operatives on highway patrol intercepted four AK-47 rifles from criminals along Kano-Bauchi road on April 25.
Spokesman for the Kano police command, SP Abdullahi Haruna-Kiyawa, disclosed this on Friday.
He said the rifles were recovered by a Safer Highway Patrol team while conducting an intelligence-led stop and search operation at Kwanar Garko in Garko Local Government Area of the state.
“During the operation along Kano-Bauchi road, the vigilant policemen sighted a Lite-Hiace bus trying to change direction with one of its occupants coming down holding a suspicious item.
“This action attracted swift response by the team forcing the occupant to drop the item, zoomed off and escaped from the scene,” the command spokesman said.
He added that a search of the sack revealed that it contained four AK-47 Rifles.
“Effort has been intensified by combined security forces to arrest the fleeing suspects,” Mr Kiyawa said.
The Acting Commissioner of Police, Mu’azu Mohammed, commended the personnel for doing a good job, said Mr Kiwaya.
He urged residents of the state to be more security conscious and report suspicious persons or items to nearest police stations.
“They can also report through the command’s emergency numbers: 08032419754, 08123821575, 0807609127 and 09029292926,” Mr Kiyawa added.
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