Operatives of the Bauchi State Police Command have uncovered an armoury of suspected kidnappers at the Tudun Wada area of Liman Katagum, Bauchi Local Government Area of the state and recovered three AK-47 rifles.
Also recovered are one LAR rifle, 49 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, nine AK47 magazines, one pair of army camouflage jackets and one pair of police camouflage trousers.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, Ahmed Wakil, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists in the state on Sunday.
Wakil, a Superintendent of Police, said the recoveries were done during an operation which took place on Sunday following an intelligence report.
According to him, the Operation was led by the Divisional Police Officer, Liman Katagum Divisional Headquarters.
He said: “In its recent sustained operations, which, in recent days, recorded tremendous successes by denying miscreants a breathing space to carry out their nefarious activities, Operatives attached to the command acted on credible intelligence and uncovered an armoury of suspected kidnappers.
“On the 22nd January 2023, a patrol team attached to Liman Katagum Divisional Police headquarters led by the DPO went on patrol around the Tudun Wada area of Liman Katagum, Bauchi LGA.
“Consequently, an underground armoury was uncovered, and the following items were recovered: Three AK47 rifles, one LAR rifle, 49 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, nine AK47 magazines, one pair of army camouflage jackets and one pair of Police camouflage trousers.”
Wakil said that the Commissioner of Police in the State, Aminu Alhassan while commending the operatives, ordered round-the-clock surveillance around the area in a bid to arrest the fleeing miscreants.