DSS apprehends two men conveying arms, ammunition in Kano

THE Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested two men for allegedly conveying arms and ammunition in Kano State.

In a statement issued on Thursday, April 20, by its Public Relations Officer, Peter Afunanya, the DSS said the unnamed suspects were in possession of two AK-47 assault rifles, two empty AK-47 magazines, a red Boxer motorcycle, and a sack of yams in which the guns were concealed.

The men were conveying the arms to an unknown destination when they were apprehended.


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“The suspects were on transit to deliver the arms for a planned attack in one of the states in Northern Nigeria.

“This development underscores the need for citizens to be extra vigilant and report any unusual or suspicious movements, persons or acts to the security agencies nearest to them.”

The DSS, however, charged operators of public facilities public to strengthen security measures for the safety of lives and properties, especially during the festive season.

“Operators and patrons of fun, hospitality and tourism centres are enjoined to be cautious during the festive periods. They should scale up measures to ensure safety of their facilities.”



    Security agencies have beefed up security across the country as Nigerians mark the Eid-el-Fitr celebration.

    On Thursday, April 20, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Usman Alkali Baba charged Commissioners of Police (CPs) and Tactical Commanders in all the states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), and their supervisory Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs), to beef-up security for the Sallah celebration.

    The IGP also ordered adequate deployment of officers and assets to critical locations such as Eid Prayer Grounds and recreation centres to build confidence amongst the citizens and fun seekers.

    The Police boss equally charged officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force to engage in critical assessment of threat-prone areas, stop and search, raids on black spots, and other strategies aimed at sustaining peace and public safety across the country.

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