Police Impound Arms-Laden Truck At Border Community In Kwara

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The Police Command in Kwara on Friday night arrested a truck conveying ammunition at Kosubosu, a border town in Baruten Local Government Area of the state.

The vehicle, marked Lagos XU 110 BDG, was believed to have been coming from Burkina Faso and going to Ibadan.

Police personnel of the Kosubosu Divisional Police Headquarters arrested the driver with another occupant of the vehicle.

A police source said on Saturday that the ammunition, which comprised several cartons of cartridges, were hidden in the truck.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Salihu Garba, confirmed the incident.

The police spokesperson, Ajayi Okansanmi, said that the police were carrying out further investigation into the matter.

“It is true, but investigation is still ongoing. That is the only thing I can say for now until the case is later transferred to the command headquarters for further investigation”, he said.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the council, Mohammed Omar-Bio, described the incident as sad, especially at a time that the elections were approaching.

The chairman, who was also at the police station, lauded personnel of the Nigeria Police Force in the area for their gallantry and doggedness.

The council boss warned people against engaging in any acts that would threaten the peace.

Mr. Omar-Bio assured security agencies in the area of the council’s help to enable them to perform their duties.

(NAN)

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