The police in Kebbi State have recovered a rocket launcher in Kaboro, a border community between the state and Zamfara State.

The weapon was recovered by operatives while combing bushes for criminal elements.

The state Commissioner of Police, Ibrahim Kabiru, said on Thursday that his command also recovered other assault weapons, including 13 AK-47 rifles, machine gun, 650 live ammunition and 32 live cartridges from unlicensed individuals.

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He explained that 18 suspects were arrested and were being investigated for various offences, including robbery and other criminal acts.

Kabiru stated that 11 of the suspects were arrested in connection with the robbery at Kaboro village on April 20, during which five persons were killed and 15 motorcycles stolen.

The CP said that the suspected bandits crossed from Zamfara to the border villages in Bena District of Kebbi killed the people and plundered the communities.