The Nigeria Police on June 3, Monday, said they had captured 38 speculated hijackers, equipped looters and weapon sprinters in various pieces of the north central, north east and north west zones of the country.
Deputy commissioner of Police, Frank Mba, unveiled this while tending to newsmen in Abuja.
He said that the suspects were captured by police agents joined to the Special Tactical Squad (STS) and Intelligence Response Team (IRT).
According to Mba, 20 AK 47 rifles, 11 dane guns, four pump action rifles, 10 automatic pistols, 6, 000 live ammo and two vehicles were recouped.
He said that the arrest was in continuation of the Operation Puff Adder as of late propelled to handle the security challenges on the Abuja-Kaduna highway and the country in general.
Mba said that members from a syndicate, which had practical experience in carrying weapons into the nation, were among suspects captured.
The representative said that the syndicate sneak the weapons from North Africa, Burkinafaso and Benin Republic. “They disguise the weapons inside cover up and skin, second hand dress and yam flour,” he said.
He said that the crooks had likewise conceived a methods for covering weapons inside toys, encouraging members from the general population to tolerate with the police when conveying intensive keeps an eye on vehicles.
“When you see policemen checking things like that kindly don’t accuse them,” he said. Addressing newsmen, one of the suspects, said that he had murdered a few hijack unfortunate casualties who couldn’t pay emancipate. He added that his activity was explicitly to keep the unfortunate casualties from getting away from his care.
Mba said the suspects would be charged to court on culmination of examination.