Police seizes 23 illegal weapons from rogues in Bauchi (photos)

A total of 23 illegal firearms and other dangerous weapons have been seized from outlaws by in Bauchi by the Bauchi State Police Command.

Bauchi Police spokesperson, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, confirmed this to the public on Wednesday, March 15, saying that the command has received additional logistics and water-tight security to ensure the forthcoming gubernatorial and state Assembly elections are carried out peacefully as mopping-up of illicit firearms continues.

The statement reads, “The command in its unrelenting efforts continues to mop up illicit arms in the state. This is following the directives of the inspector general of police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba to curb the proliferation of small and light weapons in the state.”

The PPRO said the command has conducted several dangerous operations and make an end of illegal firearms across the state, which resulted in the recovery of 23 illegal firearms from some rogues. 

The recovered arms include Nine (9) AK47 rifles, seven (7) assorted locally-made firearms, one (1) Light Assault Rifle (LAR), Six (6) Dane guns, and eighteen (18) rifle magazines.

The statement continues:

“Also, a total of eighty-seven (87) rounds of live ammunitions of different calibres were equally recovered. Out of which were; Twenty-two (22) rounds of live 7×62.51mm NATO ammunitions, Nine (58) rounds of live 7×62.39mm ammunitions, Seven (7) 9mm live ammunitions, Four (4) machetes and ne (1) knife. Three (3) military camouflages were equally recovered.”

Some of the seized firearms

“However, it is worthy to note that the milestone recorded by the command would be attributed to the strategic review of the command’s mode of operations through robust partnership with other sister security agencies and through community partnership, which is known as community policing scheme.

Some of the seized slaying weapons

“In conclusion, the Commissioner of Police, CP Aminu Alhassan psc (+) wishes to unequivocally assure the good people of the Bauchi state of adequate security during and after the 2023 Gubernatorial and state assembly election.”