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BREAKING: Police Neutralize Nine-Man Armed Gang In Lagos

The Lagos State command of the Nigeria Police Force has reportedly killed a nine-man suspected armed gang in a recent confrontation within the state.

According to Channels Television, a reliable source from the command confirmed the development on Friday (today), noting that the command’s Special Squad One Team achieved the feat when it engaged the men around the Ajao, Okota, Isolo and Ladipo axis.

The source further disclosed that five AK-47 rifles and two SUV jeeps were recovered during the operations.

Naija News reports that the latest achievement by security operatives is coming shortly after the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) announced the interception of a significant amount of arms and ammunition at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMA) in Lagos, valued at ₦270 million.

The intercepted consignment, which originated from Turkiye, was found in the cargo section of the airport, and one suspect has been apprehended.

It was mentioned that military equipment and gear were also seized by the Airport Command of NCS.

Naija News reports that the latest recovery is coming barely 48 hours after the seizure of a container filled with arms and ammunition smuggled into the country from Turkiye at Onne Port, Rivers State.

Confirming the latest recovery in a statement issued on Wednesday night, the Comptroller General of the NCS, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, said, “On 19th June 2024, the MMA 2 command deployed personnel to man all exit points and conducted examination on all consignment due to the intelligence available to us and upon examination a parcel with number 235/587737755 which originated from Turkiye was intercepted.

“The consignment was exterminated from the rest, and it was gathered that 55 pieces of Tomahawk semi-automatic short gun were Intercepted with one suspect arrested.”

On the Onne Port in Rivers State, the Service reported earlier that it intercepted a 40-feet container with the number MAEU165396, which contained pump action rifles and ammunition worth N4.17 billion.

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