A Honda car with six AK-47 raffles and 11 fully loaded magazines parked at a location in Oboroke Ihima in Kogi state by unknown persons was yesterday intercepted by officers and men of the Nigeria police.
A source at the scene of the incident told Blueprint that owing to the curiosity the car attracted, the Ohi of Ihima, Alhaji Abdulraheem Ahmed Ogido, alerted the police whose prompt response led to the discovery.
It was also gathered that the car was suspected to have been parked beside a lady who sells recharge cards, saying that the problem started when another man came to pick the car.
The lady alerted residents and the vehicle was later towed to Lokoja by the Divisional police officer, (DPO) in-charge of Okehi, along with the lady who claimed to know when the car was parked.
The development caused a lot of confusion and stampede in the area as people fled for safety.
The Kogi state Commissioner of the Police commissioner, Muhammed Katsina, who confirmed the incident said the car was abandoned by some criminals after a confrontation with his men.
Katsina said his command was already on the trail of the suspects and assured that there would be no hiding place for the criminals.
It would be recalled that some gunmen yesterday, engaged the police in a gun duel at Idare in Okene which lasted for an hour.
Meanwhile, Governor Idris Wada has restated his administration’s commitment to rid the state of criminals, just as he vowed to bring to justice all those arrested in connection with the Okene killings.
Wada, who stated this yesterday when journalists in the state paid him a Sallah visit, however said in order to ensure fairness and justice the government will work closely with the security agencies to ensure that only those found culpable are punished.
He expressed sadness at the murder of Church worshipers saying that such act was alien to the people of the state.
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