Following the handover of a total of 6,338 illegal arms and ammunition recovered from criminal elements to the National Centre for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons (NCCSALW) in February, the Nigeria Police has recovered an additional 182 sophisticated arms and 430 ammunitions of various calibres.
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, CFR, who confirmed this development on Tuesday, ordered all Commands and Formations to intensify efforts towards decimating the proliferation of illicit arms and ammunition in the country.
In the same vein, the IGP has extended additional human and logistic support to Commands and Formations for effective election security management during the forthcoming Gubernatorial and State Houses of Assembly elections scheduled for Saturday, March 18, 2023.
The additional support includes the deployment of personnel, operational vehicles, non-lethal weapons, personal protective equipment (body armour), anti-riot equipment etc.
All Strategic Police Managers were also directed to deploy the additional operational assets and manpower, as all hands must be on deck to ensure that the elections are conducted in a peaceful and secure environment.