Nov 10, 2017 – Police Seize 1427 Live Ammunition From Armed Robbers In Makurdi Benue State, Arrest 5
Benue state Police Command operatives today intercepted 1,427 cartridges of 5.56 mm live ammunition along Makurdi -Lafia road.
Benue state Police spokesperson, ASP Moses Yamu, told NAN in Makurdi today that the ammunition were concealed in a Volkswagen salon bus with registration number: GBK 226 XA.
Yamu said the feat was achieved through a security report that some miscreants were planning a robbery attack along Makurdi-Lafia road.
He said the command, therefore, deployed its operations’ crack team, “Operation Zenda”, led by SP Justin Gberindyer, to abort the planned robbery, while the arms were recovered during a “Stop-And-Search Operation” on the road.
He said the police were interrogating the five passengers arrested with the arms in the vehicle and that they would soon be charged to court.