Niger police recover 105 guns, ammunition

Niger state Police Command has stated that it had recovered 105 various arms in the state following the directive of the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to mop-up illegal arms and ammunition.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Muhammadu Abubakar, said this in a statement yesterday in Minna, the state capital.
Abubakar said 817.
62 /51mm ammunition were also recovered in diff erent parts of the state.
He said the weapons were recovered through stop-andsearch operations by the joint task force to mop up illegal fi rearms and ammunition in the state, adding that the measure was to ensure that the fi rearms did not continue to stay in wrong hands.
“We will continue to pursue all those with dangerous weapons through various sensitive security measures already in place,” he said.
Abubakar appealed to residents to complement the efforts of the command by coming forward with information that could assist in apprehending all those in possession of dangerous weapons in the state.
(NAN)

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