Arms mop-up: Police recover 148 arms, 206 cartridges in Enugu in one month

The state’s Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Danmallam, said this on Thursday while displaying the recovered arms and cartridges at the Police Headquarters, Enugu.

The Enugu State Police Command has recovered 148 arms and 206 cartridges in the state within one month.
The state’s Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Danmallam, said this on Thursday while displaying the recovered arms and cartridges at the Police Headquarters, Enugu.
Danmallam noted that the arms and cartridges were recovered through “stop and search operations’’ within the state.
He said: “Only one gentleman came over to me two days ago to surrender his arm.
“As you might recall, the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, recently directed all the state commands to commence recovery of prohibited firearms.
“I also use this opportunity to advise those still holding back their illegal arms and ammunition, to surrender it to the command.’’
According to Danmallam, the total mop-up of all illegal arms and cartridges would check the incidence of terrorism, insurgency, herders/farmers clashes, militancy, oil bunkering and violent conflicts in the country.
He reiterated that anyone caught with illegal firearms and ammunition or do not come forward for his arms to be re-verified and revalidated would be prosecuted according to the relevant laws.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the arms recovered included: 10 AK-47; 30 pump action guns; 33 locally made pistols single barrel and 36 locally made pistols double barrel.
Others are: 3 revolvers locally made cut to size short gun, 11 barrater pistol and 25 locally made single barrel long guns.

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