Men of the Nigerian Army on Tuesday evening discovered a cache of arms, ammunition and bomb making equipment in the house of a popular Kaduna politician, Honourable Hussaini Dei Dei, a one time ANPP Chairmanship aspirant in the FCT. The destructive materials were discovered during a raid carried out on Dei Dei’s house located along Sabon Birni Road, Kawa New Extension in Kaduna metropolis.
The Commander, 1 Division Internal Security Force, Brigadier General Tagbo Ude who addressed a press conference after the raid disclosed that the raid was undertaken around 5.30 pm following intelligence report. He stated that the location was a residential building just behind the Dalet Barracks which houses the headquarters of 1 Division.
General Ude disclosed that “6 AK 47 assault rifles, some ammunition and bomb making devices were found following a raid by Nigerian troops on the home of a serving politician, Hussain Dei Dei near Dalet barrack in Kawo area of Kaduna city.”
He also stated that two men, two women and five children were arrested during the operation.
Apart from six AK 47 assault rifles other items recovered include:
-One light Machine Gun., one teargas Launcher, 27 loaded and 17 empty AK 47 magazines, 1 FN Rifle Magazine, 5 Sub-Machine Gun Magazines.
Other items recovered included:
4 Pistols Magazines, 1 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 army also urged members of the public to always avail law enforcement agents of information and suspicious activities around them.