The police said on Monday that no fewer than 177 guns have been recovered in Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara States in the ongoing efforts to stamp out criminal activities in the three states.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Zone 10 of Nigeria Police Headquarters, Sokoto, Bashir Musa, disclosed this in a statement 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 had 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 10 others on alleged culpable homicide offences were arrested including the suspect who was allegedly involved in the attack of the Nasarawa State Deputy Governor.
He added that 143 animals comprising sheep 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, Muhammad Mustapha, an AIG, to sustain the efforts and ensure that all commands live up to the expectations.