Police Discovers A Gun Making Factory In Ebonyi State
Gun Making Factory In Ebonyi State – According to ebonyi state police command, it had on Wednesday made it known to the general public that an illegal gun making factory was discovered and destroyed in ebonyi state.
Going further into the matter, they recovered a cache of 146 prohibited firearms and assorted ammunitions that were before then in the possession of unauthorised persons in the state.
According to the state Commissioner of Police, Titus Lamorde, he made it clear that the arms were recovered following the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris’ directive to all police commands and other formations to clear out and stop the flow of illegal firearms and ammunition in circulation nationwide.
He said the Command immediately set up a task force that was headed by a Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Criminal Investigation Department, Oyeyemi Oyediran.
Lamorde said the police acted from a tip off and proceeded immediately and destroyed the factory where guns were manufactured at Mgbo in Ohaukwu local government area of Ebonyi state.
“The Police acting on a tip off discovered an arms making factory in Mgbo and on getting there the person in charge of the place had already gone into thin air. But we recovered some of the locally made arms there,” he said.
The police commissioner equally commended those who voluntarily surrendered their arms and urged others still follow the same steps and submit all the arms and ammunition in their possession that is not legal.
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