Not less than 50 guns and other weapons were recovered from gunrunners in Emuhu, Delta state, who specialise in manufacturing locally made guns and other arms.
As reported by Police public relations officer, Delta state command, DSP Bright Edafe, the command received credible intelligence about a syndicate who specialises in manufacturing locally made guns and other weapons.
Acting on this intelligence, the commissioner of Police, CP Ali Muhammed Ali, detailed the State Anti-Cult Unit (SACU), to carry out intensive raids in the said area.
The team led by the Commander SACU, SP Christopher Igbaji, raided the hideouts in Emuhu community, Ika North-East local government area, during which 42 locally made single barrel guns, six double barrel guns, three pump action guns, two filing machines, and a tool box containing fabricated materials were recovered.
The suspected gang leader, one 58 years Peter Okolie, and other nine gang members, all from Emuhu community, were arrested.
The exhibits recovered are in Police custody and investigation is still ongoing.
According to Edafe, the CP commended the team for the successful operation and assured the state residents that the Police will nor relent in fighting crime and criminality. He urged the residents to support the police by providing timely and credible information that would enable the Police to nab criminals.
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