- Police have recovered 119 firearms and 65 rounds of ammunition in Jigawa state
- This was disclosed by the state commissioner of police, Bala Sanci, on Tuesday, April 3, at a press conference in the state
- Sanci said the exercise was conducted in compliance with the directive of IGP Ibrahim Idris to mop up, seize and recover illegal firearms in the country
The Police command in Jigawa state has recovered 119 assorted firearms, 65 rounds of ammunition and six life cartridges in the ongoing nationwide recovery of prohibited and illegal firearms by the police.
NAIJ.com gathered that the commissioner of police in the state, Bala Sanci, disclosed this at a press conference in Dutse, the state capital on Tuesday, April 3.
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Sanci said the exercise was conducted in compliance with the directive of Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to police commands to mop up, seize and Recover Illegal Firearms in the country.
The recovered arms are 104 locally made guns, five locally made pistols, three AK 47 rifles, three locally fabricated rifles, two AK 56 rifles, one Dicon pistol and one pump action rifle.
According to him, most of the arms were voluntarily surrendered by their owners to the police task force set up for the exercise.
He added that the mop up was geared towards tackling the proliferation of firearms which had direct bearing on the prevalent insecurity in most states of the federation.
“In compliance with the IG’s directives, the Jigawa State Police Command mopped up, seized and recovered large number of prohibited/illegal firearms and ammunition in the state.
“The exercise tends to tackle the proliferation of firearms that has direct bearing on the current insecurity prevalent in most states of the nation.
“So no fewer than 119 firearms, sixty-five rounds of ammunition and six life cartridges were successfully recovered,” he said
Sanci called on those with arms in the state who had yet to surrender them to expeditiously do so before the task force embarked on forceful recovery of such arms. NAN
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that the police have re-arrested all the six suspects who were declared wanted after allegedly fleeing from police custody in Kogi state on March 28, have been re-arrested.
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