Police operatives have intercepted over 52 firearms, including AK-47 rifles hidden in bags of beans, on their way to the eastern part of the country.
Also, no fewer than 23 suspects were nabbed for various crimes. Two of the suspects were among the killers of Alhaji Sagir Hamidu, ex-Zamfara State gubernatorial aspirant and owner of Famak British Schools
A statement from Force Headquarters, Abuja, noted that among the suspects were those arrested for culpable homicide, armed robbery, kidnapping, arms trafficking, possession of prohibited firearms, rape, amongst others.
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Police said a total of 52 firearms, including RPG launcher, General Purpose Machine Gun, 36 AK-47 rifles, English shotguns, locally-made arms, pump action, 2,045 rounds of live ammunition of different calibres, one DAF Truck loaded with 45,000 litres of fuel, cars, phones, machetes, and tear gas canisters were recovered from the suspects.