Police Unearth Firearms Factory, Seize 110 Different Types Of Guns
An illegal firearms factory in the Mashegu Local Government Area of the state has been unearthed by the Niger State Police Command.
The suspected manufacturers of illegal guns caught at the factory have been convicted by a court as examples and scapegoats to serve as a deterrent to others.
It is recalled Ibrahim Idris, the Inspector-General of Police, had ordered the recovery of all prohibited firearms in all states in the country.
The police in Niger State had recovered no fewer than 110 different types of guns and over 80 ammunition from people.
The spokesman for the command, Muhammad Abubakar, said those in possession of such weapons voluntarily submitted them to the command.
According to him, a task force charged with recovering illegal arms has commenced full operation to curtail the increasing rate of insecurity in some parts of the country.