Four AK-47 assault rifles were intercepted by the Safer Highway Patrol team during a stop-and-search operation conducted at Kwanar Garko, Garko LGA, Kano State, along the Kano–Bauchi road.

This was disclosed by the Police Public Relations Officer of the Kano State Police Command, SP Abdullahi Haruna, in a statement issued on Friday.

According to the statement, the rifles were recovered when the team intercepted a driver of a commercial bus who was trying to change direction while one of the passengers came down holding a suspicious item.

“Following the swift response by the team, the occupant dropped the item, zoomed off and escaped the scene. Upon a search, a sack was found containing four AK-47 rifles,” he said.

As the command is intensifying efforts to arrest the fleeing suspects, it also urged residents to continue to report incidents, suspicious persons, movement or items to the nearest police station.

Citizens were enjoined to call any of the command’s emergency numbers,08032419754, 08123821575, 0807609127 and 09029292926.

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