By Paul Efiong with agency report
Residents of Ondo State have been given a 21-day ultimatum to return all illegal firearms to the nearest police station.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Gbenga Adeyanju, gave the ultimatum yesterday in Akure while briefing journalists on the arrest of some robbery suspects.
Recall that , the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, recently directed Commissioners of Police in states to commence the recovery of prohibited firearms across the country.
The Ondo Police boss, said the directive was in compliance with the order to mop up illegal arms and ammunition in the country.
The commissioner said anyone caught with illegal firearms after the ultimatum would be sanctioned.
“We wish to inform members of the public that in compliance with the directive of the Inspector-General of Police, we are mopping up illegal firearms and ammunition.
“All illegal firearms are to be submitted to the nearest police office in their domain; anyone caught with illegal firearm will be sanctioned after the ultimatum,” he said.