Heavy security around Kano prisons as police intercept vehicle loaded with explosives, firearms

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Security has been strengthened around correctional facilities in Kano State following the police’s interception of a vehicle loaded with explosives in the state.

PREMIUM TIMES noticed on Friday and Saturday that routes leading to Goron Dutse and Kurmawa correctional facilities in the metropolis were fortified with heavier than usual security personnel. Parts of the roads were also cordoned off with road users asked to take alternative routes.

Before the new security measures were put in place, the state’s Commissioner of Police, Sama’ila Dikko, said the police foiled planned terrorist attacks and recovered firearms and explosive devices between 27 June and 21 July.

“A team of Policemen led by Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), Alabi Lateef, while on intelligence-led surveillance patrol along Chiranchi Dorayi Quarters Kano, in continuation of a case under investigation, intercepted a moving Mercedes Benz Motor Vehicle.

“While they were about to stop and search…


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