Benue police intercept 1,427 live ammunition

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FILE PHOTO: Live ammunition

The Police in Benue said they had intercepted 1,427 cartridges of 5.56 mm live ammunition along Makurdi -Lafia road.

The Police Spokesman in the state, ASP Moses Yamu, on Friday in Makurdi said that the ammunition were concealed in a Volkswagen salon bus with registration number: GBK 226 XA.

Yamu said the feat was achieved through a security report that some miscreants were planning a robbery attack along Makurdi-Lafia road.

He said the command, therefore, deployed its operations’ crack team, “Operation Zenda”, led by SP Justin Gberindyer, to abort the planned robbery, while the arms were recovered during a “Stop-And-Search Operation” on the road.

He said the police were interrogating the five passengers arrested with the arms in the vehicle and that they would soon be charged to court.

The Police spokesman also confirmed the arrest of one…

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