Daily Trust (Abuja)

6 March 2013

Nigeria: Soldiers Find Rifles, Bomb-Making Items in Kaduna Politician's House

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Arms, ammunition

Kaduna — Men of the Nigerian Army on Tuesday evening found assault rifles, ammunition and bomb making items in a raid on the house of a Kaduna politician, Honorable Hussaini Dei Dei located along Sabon Birni Road, Kawo New Extension in Kaduna metropolis.

Addressing a press conference, the Commander, 1 Division Internal Security Force, Brigadier General Tagbo Ude said following intelligence report, a raid was carried out at about 5.30pm at a resident 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 revealed 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 t

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