Police intercept AK-47 rifles hidden in bags of beans heading for East


Police operatives have intercepted over 52 firearms, including AK-47 rifles hidden in bags of beans, on their way to the eastern part of Nigeria.

Police said a total of 52 firearms, including RPG launcher, General Purpose Machine Gun, 36 AK-47 rifles, English shotguns, locally-made arms, pump action, 2,045 rounds of live ammunition of different calibres, one DAF Truck loaded with 45,000 litres of fuel, cars, phones, machetes, and tear gas canisters were recovered from the suspects.

The statement, signed by CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Force Public Relations Officer, noted that “two suspects, one Badong Audu aged 48 years old of Namu Village in Plateau State, and one Chimezie Okolie aged 44 years old, of Ekwusigo in Anambra State, both males, were arrested following credible intelligence of an impending arms movement from Jos, through Nasarawa State, to the Eastern part of the country.

“Investigations led to the arrest of the receiver, Chimezie Okolie, at Nasarawa State, where he was waiting to take delivery of the arms and ammunition.”