By Kayode Sanni-Arewa
The police, on Tuesday, said that it recovered no fewer than 182 sophisticated illegal arms and 430 ammunition of various calibres from February 16, 2023, to date.
The PUNCH reports that the police had handed over previously recovered arms and ammunition to the National Centre for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons on February 16, 2023.
The Force Public Relations, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, made the revelation in a statement obtained by our correspondent on Tuesday.
Adejobi said, “The IGP has ordered the continuous mop-up of illicit arms and ammunition across the nation as part of efforts of the Force, as the lead agency in internal security management, to curb the trafficking of illicit Small Arms and Light Weapons within the country and mitigate any form of insecurity or threats to the ongoing electoral processes and general safety of Nigeria.
The IGP confirmed that within one month from the handover of previously recovered arms and ammunition to the National Centre for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons on February 16, 2023, the Nigeria Police has recovered additional 182 sophisticated arms and 430 ammunition of various calibres.
“He ordered all Commands and Formations to intensify efforts towards decimating the proliferation of illicit arms and ammunition in the country.”