Over 177 Guns recover in Sokoto, Kebbi & Zamfara from armed bandits

Over  177 guns were recovered by Police in Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states in the ongoing efforts to stamp out criminal activities in the three states.

Mr Bashir Musa, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Zone 10 of Nigeria Police Headquarters Sokoto disclosed this in a statement issued to newsmen on Monday.

Musa said the recovered guns comprised AK-47 Rifles, Light Machine Guns, FN Rifles, Lar Rifle, Pistol, GPMG Rifles and locally fabricated den guns.

He said the amnesty programme in Zamfara state have played a great role in the recovery.

The PPRO added that an amoury belonging to notorious bandits' gang known as Zakuri in Zamfara was discovered where 30 AK-47 Rifles were recovered at once.

According to him, two suspected kidnappers and ten others on alleged culpable homicide offences were arrested including the person who allegedly suspected to be involved in the attack of the Nasarawa state Deputy Governor.

He added 143 animals comprising Sheeps and Cows along with eight motorcycles were recovered from the hoodlums.

Musa reiterated the commitment of Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG-P), in charge of the zone, AIG Muhammad Mustapha on sustain efforts and ensure that all commands live up to the expectations.

The Police spokesman enjoined all citizens to be law abiding and go about their lawful activities without fear or molestation by any one as well as always assit police with useful information on any suspecious movements.


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