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Nigerien Security Intercepted Loads Of AK47 Rifles, RPGs, Others Coming To Nigeria From Libya


The source, who spoke to SaharaReporters on Tuesday, said the arms smugglers were headed for Nigeria and would have penetrated through the North-East region but for the Nigerien security.


A security source has said the Nigerien security at Ingall Department in Agadez city, Niger, intercepted a cache of weapons smuggled in Toyota Hilux vehicles coming from Libya en route to Nigeria.


The source, who spoke to SaharaReporters on Tuesday, said the arms smugglers were headed for Nigeria and would have penetrated through the North-East region but for the Nigerien security.


He said four arms smugglers were arrested and the total number of arms recovered from them included: 77 AK-47 rifles, 7 RPGs, 30,000 rounds of ammo and two rocket launchers.


The source said, “The Nigerien security at Ingall Department in Agadez intercepted a cache of weapons smuggled in Toyota Hilux vehicles coming from Libya. Four arms smugglers have been arrested. Total Arms recovered: 77 AK-47 rifles, 7 RPGs, 30,000 rounds of ammo and two rocket launchers.

Credit: PressExpress

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