Kano Police Intercepts Truck Carrying Weapons For Shiite Group


The Kano State Police command has intercepted a truck it said was conveying weapons and supplies for the members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN.

Spokesman of Police in Kano State, Magaji Majia, made this known while addressing a press conference on Friday.

He said the truck was coming in from Potiskum in Yobe State and was headed for Zaria where the Shiites were marking an annual religious ceremony.

“You can see the weapons made up of cutlasses catapult, generators and other supplies and the truck full of clothes and flags of the movement,” Majia said



    “You can remember few days ago, members of this movement attacked and killed one police officer and injuring three others during their illegal procession.

    “Since then, we embarked on investigation, including stop and search, to see if it is true they are carrying dangerous weapons, the results of such investigation led us to this discovery,” he told reporters.

    However, store keeper of the group, who was arrested alongside the truck, insisted that he was not aware that weapons were among the supplies he was escorting to Zaria, adding that the things found in the truck were meant to construct tents in an event of stop over during the course of their seven day trek to Zaria.

    “We don’t carry weapons. I am not aware the weapons are here but we use them to make tent and to protect women and children against intruders especially at night since we are all trekking.”

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