The Nigerian Army on Tuesday evening recovered assault rifles, ammunition and bomb making items when they raided the house of a Kaduna politician, Honorable Hussaini Dei Dei located along Sabon Birni Road, Kawo New Extension in Kaduna metropolis.
The Commander, Internal Security Force of 1 Division, Nigerian Army, Brig. Gen. Tagbo Ude, disclosed this while briefing journalists in Kaduna.
Addressing a press conference, the Commander said following intelligence report, a raid was carried out at about 5.30pm at a residence just behind the Dalet Barracks which houses the headquarters of 1 Division.
According to him, “Six AK 47 assault rifles and some ammunition and bomb making devices were found following raid by Nigerian troops on the home of a serving politician, Hussain Dei Dei near Dalet barrack in Kawo area of Kaduna city.” The statement also added that two men, two women and five children were arrested during the operation.
Apart from six AK 47 assault rifles, the military listed the following items were 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.
The statement urged members of the public to be vigilant and report any suspicious activities to the authorities.
“ As a matter of fact, the explosive contents of this paint can bring down the whole of this headquarters (1Division head quarters).”