Police impound vehicle carrying arms in Kwara


officers from the State Command have intercepted and arrested a truck laden with ammunition at Kosubosu, a border town in the Baruten Local Government Area of State.

A source, who pleaded anonymity, said on Saturday that the ammunition comprised cartons of cartridges hidden in a section of the   truck.

The source also said that occupants of the vehicle who names were given as Amusa Amodu and Abdulazeez Isiaka were also arrested.

The State Commissioner of , Mr Salihu Garba, in an interview with our correspondent on Saturday said the arrest was made on Friday night.

He stated that the truck with the number, Lagos XU 110 BDG, was   coming from Burkina-Faso enroute to Ibadan before the officials of the Kosubosu Divisional Headquarters intercepted the vehicle.

He added that detectives had arrived at Kusobuso for further investigations into the matter.

He also said the detectives on Friday also intercepted a cache of ammunition from some hoodlums at Kulende area of Ilorin, the State capital.

He added that the officials of the command also arrested a golf car at Kaa Akanbi area of Ilorin. He stated that police officers on suspicion that the golf car was carrying illegal items pursued it.

According to him, the occupants of the vehicles abandoned the car and fled. He added that the police discovered two AK 4 rifles and two locally fabricated pistols and 22 rounds of AK47 ammunition from the abandoned golf car.

Garba said the police was on the trail of the occupants of the car with a view to arresting them.



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