Police seize 25 AK-47 rifles, other ammunition in Bauchi | NN NEWS


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No fewer than 25 AK-47 rifles seized in the state were handed over  to the National Center for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons under the Office of the National Security Adviser.

The  Commissioner of Police in Bauchi state , Umar Sanda, who handed over the seized weapons to NCCSALW Director of Operations, Chris Owolabi, on Tuesday at the Command’s Headquarters, said the arms were seized between June 2021 and February 2022 across the state.

He said other arms seized include one locally made Sub-Machine Gun, one SMG, one locally made fabricated AK-47, 29 Rusted/unserviceable locally made P/cartridges, 27 Rusted/unserviceable locally-made revolver, one English Barretta and one Magazine, two P/Barretta and one locally made dane gun.

He added that the recovered mopped-up ammunition are: 874 7.6mm, 5,022 5.56mm, 113 9X19mm, 274 62.7mm, 177 38mm and eighty-seven blank.

Sanda said, “The Federal Government of Nigeria is determined to stop the senseless bloodletting and insecurity occasioned by Small Arms and Light Weapons in circulation within our communities by mopping up all illicit weapons; as well as control the proliferation of all weapons in the holdings of all arms-bearing agencies/organizations in the country.

“It is in this vein that President Mohammadu Buhari GCFR, approved the establishment of the National Centre for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons in March 2021 to institutionalize SALW control at all levels of the polity; and to mainstream illicit SALW eradication efforts.

“I, therefore, urge all members of the public to support the Government in its efforts to eradicate illicit SALW in circulation and by extension, promote an illicit arms-free society.”

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