Anambra Police Command Recovers Illegal Arms
Anambra State Police Commissioner, Garba Umar, says a total of 106 illegal and prohibited arms have been recovered from people who are in possession of such arms in the state.
Disclosing this to journalists at the State Command Headquarters in Awka, he said the mop up of arms was in line with the directive of the Inspector General of Police to various commands in the nation to recover illegally possessed arms in the hands of people.
The State Police Boss gave a breakdown of the recovered arms.
Garba said, ”We have recovered various arms from people who are not authorized by law to be in possession of them in line with the directive of the Inspector General of Police. Here before you are 59 pump action, 46 locally made pistols with cartridges and one browning pistol. Some people voluntarily surrendered theirs while others were mopped up by our men”
He further appealed to the public to give them information as to where firearms in the hands of people could be recovered as nobody found in possession of such arms would be spared, adding that it was only double barrel guns licensed for hunting would be allowed.