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Police foil bank robbery in Rivers

29 July 2013, 12:02

Abuja - The police in Rivers said that it had confiscated 11 guns and other dangerous weapons after foiling an attempt to rob a bank.

This is contained in a statement issued by CSP Frank Mba, the Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, on Sunday in Abuja.

It said that the seized guns included two General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) with 593 rounds of ammunition and eight AK47 rifles with 1635 rounds of ammunition and 57 magazines.

Others are one G3 rifle, two dynamites with detonators and other explosives cans, two gas cylinders with welding accessories, one sledge hammer and one axe.

The statement said that the arms were taken away from three vehicles hidden at a mechanic village at Ihugbo on the East-West Road in Ahoada.

It added that the vehicles -- a Volvo S40 car, a Mercedes-Benz Saloon car and a Nissan Pathfinder Jeep -- had also been impounded.

It noted that the operation followed extensive intelligence activities carried out by the Rivers State Police Command ``in the early hours of Friday, July 26’’.

Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, has commended the officers and men of the command for the successful operation.

He enjoined all police commands and formations to step up their intelligence gathering activities to facilitate their efforts to provide adequate security for the citizenry.

The police chief appealed to the public to report all suspicious activities to the police.

Abubakar also urged the citizens to have confidence in the ability of the police to discharge their constitutional duties effectively.

 - NAN


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