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We’ve recovered dangerous weapons from secessionists, insurgents – IGP

He also disclosed that 398 armed robbery suspects, 258 cult related offenders, 222 murder suspects, 202 bandits related suspects and 86 suspects involved in cases…

The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, says the police have recovered dangerous weapons and arms, including general purpose machine guns and AK 47 rifles, from secessionists in the country.

Baba, who revealed this at a weekly media press briefing organised by the Presidential Media Team in Abuja Thursday, said the recovery of the weapons followed the launching of Operation Restore Peace in the southeast and south-south zones.

He also disclosed that 398 armed robbery suspects, 258 cult related offenders, 222 murder suspects, 202 bandits related suspects and 86 suspects involved in cases of kidnapping were also arrested

He added that 434 firearms of various descriptions had also been recovered from criminals in the southeast and south-south since his assumption of office on April 7.

He said the new strategy inaugurated by the police in the southern part of the country tagged ‘Operation Restore Peace’ was aimed at restoring law and order in the affected areas.

He said the Kaduna-Abuja and Abuja-Lokoja-Benin Highways, hitherto a beehive of kidnappers and criminals, had been put under radar surveillance to ensure the safety of motorists and road users. (NAN)

 

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