Arms found in warehouse, 4 foreigners arrested



The Joint Task Force in Kano, northwest Nigeria has arrested four foreigners from the Middle-East over arms warehouse discovered at Gaya Road, Bompai axis of the commercial city.

A top military source told P.M.NEWS that the ware-house has been under surveillance following information from concerned Nigerians over illegal business done in the house owned by a Lebanese who was also invited by security agencies for questioning.

When P.M.NEWS visited the house, it was discovered that security personnel took over the area, “we were directed to guard the place because the arms and ammunitions are still inside and the suspects are in the military custody.

“I may not know who they are working for or who owns the consignment but the truth is that what they are doing here is illegal,” a security source told P.M.NEWS.

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Spokesman of JTF in Kano, Captain Ikedichi Iweha confirmed the incident, but refused to comment further on it, saying that 3 Brigade headquarters will officially brief the press on the incident on Thursday.

“You would get the details tomorrow [Thursday] because of the Democracy Day celebration we have decided to talk to you after the break,” he stated.

He said as a result of the Democracy Day celebration, security was beefed- up in the commercial city of Kano with increased vehicular patrols by the JTF and the police as part of the measure to also sustained relative peace Kano residents have experience in about one month now.

The areas where the security were beefed up are the identified flash points such as Kurna Asabe, where two persons were reportedly killed last Friday by unidentified gunmen, Hotoro –Mariri , Yankaba and Badawa, all suspected hideout of gunmen.

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