Niger State Police Command in compliance with the Inspector-General of Police directive to mop up illegal and prohibited firearms in circulation across the Country, has recovered the following firearms of different descriptions in Pandogari, Alawa, Sarkin Pawa, Lapai, Gawu Babangida and Mashegu.
▷ 6 AK 47 rifles.
▷ 30 Revolver short guns.
▷ 42 Locally made Single Barrel guns.
▷ 8 Locally made fabricated Dane guns.
▷ 7 Locally fabricated Revolver Single Barrel guns.
▷ 5 Magazine
▷ 81 7.62/51mm LAR Ammunition.
▷ 1 SMG rifle.
▷ 2 Mark 4 rifles.
▷ 2 Barreta rifles.
▷ 1 Tye-06 pistol.
▷ 1 Locally made AK47 rifle.
▷ 2 Pump Action guns.
▷ 1 G3 rifle.
▷ 1 Mark 5 rifle
▷ one Gas cylinder
▷ One Machine and tools for fabricating firearms.
The Command in a statement signed by by its spokesman, ASP Muhammad Dinna Abubakar ,said the Police task force will intensify massive cordon and search of premises, houses and stores on reasonable suspicion that are in custody of firearms or used for fabrication of firearms of any description and bring perpetrators to book in accordance with the provisions of the Robbery and Firearms Act Cap R.11 LFN 2004 and Firearms Act Cap F.28 LFN 2004 accordingly.
The Niger State Commissioner of Police D. P Yakadi has also urged the good people of Niger State not to entertain fear when the task force commence the operation and further seek for cooperation of members of the public.