Police Recover Over 70 Illegal Arms, Ammunition In Kaduna
The Kaduna State Police Command on Wednesday said that it had recovered no fewer than 70 illegally acquired arms and ammunition from individuals and suspected hoodlums in the state.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Austin Iwar, made the disclosure at a stakeholders meeting with the state Hunters Volunteer Association and some traditional rulers.
Iwar, who did not display the recovered items, said that more recoveries were being expected daily from other parts of the state.
According to the police boss, the items will be displayed before the end of the week.
He said that the command was aimed at mopping up arms that were illegally in private hands.
He assured the stakeholders that the tempo would be sustained to ensure that peace and development of Kaduna State was guaranteed in Kaduna.
Earlier, the state Chairman of the hunters group, Alhaji Baba Wuro, commended the commissioner for introducing community-based policing.
Wuro said the police had given them the necessary support which in return had given positive results.
He added that the various communities in the state had shown willingness to work with the police in addressing challenges facing them.
The leader of the hunters, however, identified some of the challenges as kidnapping, armed banditry and cattle rustling.
“Our aims and objectives are to help the security operatives to dislodge criminals from their hideouts.
“We remain committed to work with the police, military and other stakeholders to address the menace in the state,’’ he said.
Members of state hunters association were drawn from Kudan, Lere, Saminaka and Kubau Local Government Areas.
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