Taraba police recover illegal rifles, live ammunitions
Police efforts to mop up illegal arms in Taraba state have begun to yield positive results as no fewer than 56 rifles and 300 live ammunitions have been recovered. Displaying the recovered arms and ammunitions yesterday in Jalingo, the commissioner of police, David A. Akinremi, said they would not rest until they completely mop up all illegally acquired firearms from the hands of individuals.
Illegal arms so far recovered include, 5 AK47 rifles, 1 G3 rifle, 2 K2 rifles, 3 LAR rifles, 2 Pump Action rifles, 2 Double Barrel rifles, 13 Single Barrel rifles, 28 locally made pistols and 300 rounds of ammunitions.
The commissioner who noted that the command had earlier given out a 21 day ultimatum for voluntary submission of such firearms, said while those that complied would go unpunished, the long arm of the law would be stretched out to defaulters.
The task forces assigned with the responsibility of recovering illegal firearms have being sailing through successfully following relevant information presently being made available to the command by the public. The commissioner who noted that the ongoing operation is different from that of the military tagged Operation Ayem Akpatuma urged the public to continue to give the much needed helping hand to the command.
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