Police PRO in Sokoto says amnesty programme in Zamfara state had played a great role in the recovery.
No fewer than 177 guns were recovered by Police in Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states in the ongoing efforts to stamp out criminal activities in the three states.
Mr Bashir Musa, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Zone 10 of Nigeria Police Headquarters Sokoto disclosed this in a statement issued to newsmen on Monday.
Musa said the recovered guns comprised AK-47 Rifles, Light Machine Guns, FN Rifles, Lar Rifle, Pistol, GPMG Rifles and locally fabricated den guns.
He said the amnesty programme in Zamfara state had played a great role in the recovery.
The PPRO added that an armoury belonging to notorious bandits’ gang known as Zakuri in Zamfara was discovered where 30 AK-47 Rifles were recovered at once.
According to him, two suspected kidnappers and 10 others on alleged culpable homicide offences were arrested including the suspect who was allegedly involved in the attack of the Nasarawa state Deputy Governor.
He added that 143 animals comprising sheep and Cows along with eight motorcycles were recovered from the hoodlums.
Musa reiterated the commitment of Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG-P), in charge of the zone, AIG Muhammad Mustapha to sustain the efforts and ensure that all commands live up to the expectations.
The Police spokesman enjoined all citizens to be law-abiding and go about their lawful activities without fear of molestation by anyone as well as always assist police with useful information on any suspicious movements.