The Nigerian Army on Wednesday confirmed it has uncovered assault rifles, ammunition and bomb making items buried underground at the residence of an Abuja-based politician, Honorable Hussaini Dei Dei located along Sabon Birni road, Kawo New Extension in Kaduna State.
According to the Commander, Internal Security Force of 1 Division, Nigerian Army, Brig. Gen. Tagbo Ude, the raid was carried out at a residence behind the Dalet Barracks, at about 5:30pm following an intelligence report.
The commander said nine people, including two men, two women and five children were arrested at the residence during the operation.
Apart from six AK 47 assault rifles, the military listed the following items as part of the weapons recovered:
– One light Machine Gun.
-One teargas Launcher.
-Twenty Seven Loaded and Seventeen empty AK 47 magazines.
-One FN Rifle Magazine.
-Five Sub-Machine Gun Magazines.
– Four Pistols Magazines.
-One loaded Light-Machine Gun Magazine.
-Two Hundred and Seventy Five (275) rounds of 7.62 mm (NATO Ammunition).
-Seven Hundred and Sixty Five (765) Rounds of 7.62 mm Special Ammunition.
-Fifty Eight (58) Rounds of 9mm Ammunition.
-One Hundred and Twenty Five pieces of Detonator-33.
-Two Reels of Detonating Cords.
-Nine Small Cans of Prepared IED.
-One paint Can of Prepared IED.
-Nine pieces of 9-Volt Batteries.
-Three Bags of White Chemical substance.
-Five pieces of Remote Control Switches.
-One Reel of Firing Cable.
-Six pieces of Assorted Car Plate Numbers.
Ude urged members of the public to cooperate with the army to fish out terror cells in Kaduna.
“We would like to seize this opportunity to solicit for more information about these terrorists and to assure you that every information received will be treated with absolute confidentiality. Once more, let me assure the good peoples of Kaduna State in particular and Nigerians that the Nigerian Army in collaboration with other Security Agencies, will not relent on its efforts at ensuring the safety of lives and properties of the good citizens of our dear nation, ” he stressed.