Men of the Nigerian police on Wednesday, June 24, 20202, arrested and paraded 3 female suspects over failed attempt to move 818 rounds on live ammunition from Kano State to Bayelsa state.
The women who are believed to be armed robbers/smugglers were arrested by officers of the Special Tactical Squad of the Nigerian police with the arms and ammunitions concealed in rice sacks.
In the report, one of the suspects identified as Eleana Yowei, 25, acted on the instruction of her husband who is currently detained by the military.
According to her, the husband handed over half bag of rice to another female suspect, aged 21, to aid transport to Bayelsa State.
The 21-year-old suspect was expected to arrive Bayelsa state and hand over the consignment to another 30 years old female suspect.
The half bag of rice had 818 rounds of live ammunition carefully concealed in it.
Their mission failed following intelligence report from operatives who monitored activities at the motor park.
According to Frank Mba, the Force Public Relations Officer, when the 21-year-old female suspect arrived the parked and was about to board a vehicle coming down Bayelsa state in South-South Nigeria, the bag of rice was opened and search was conduct and the ammunition were also found.
818 rounds of live ammunition, 718 were made for General Purpose Machine Gun.
A total of 39 others were arrested, including the 3 women, for kidnapping armed robbery, cattle rustling and gun running.
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