From Ahmad Ibrahim, Lokoja
In its efforts to reduce crime rate in the state, the Kogi State Police Command has recovered 457 illegal weapons across the 21 local government areas of the state.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Ali Janga disclosed this in Lokoja yesterday while displaying the large cache of arms before newsmen at the command headquarters.
He noted that Kogi State cannot be a haven for criminals, saying those with criminal tendencies should repent or relocate from the state.
According to the police boss , the recovery of the illegal arms was as a result of intensified efforts embarked upon by the command through the directive of the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, to ensure that crime is reduced to barest minimum.
He revealed that the command is presently mopping up all illegal arms in the state, stressing that the command would not rest on its oars until all weapons in wrong hands are retrieved.
The CP however stressed the need for members of the public to furnish the police with useful information to enable them discharge their duties effectively, maintaining that their credible, reliable and timely information would be treated with utmost confidentiality.
Weapons recovered include 21 AK 47 rifles, 14 Pump Action guns, 8 Double Barrels guns, 69 Single Barrel guns, 166 Dane guns, 134 locally made pistols, 40 Pistols and 4 Barretta pistols among others.