Police recover prohibited fire arms hidden underground in Bauchi

By Samuel Luka, Bauchi

Bauchi state police command has announced the recovery of a cache of firearms hidden underground.

The Police Commissioner, Auwal Musa Muhammad made this known in a press release made available to Journalists by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil yesterday.

The Commissioner said that the feat was attained as a result of the Command’s relentless effort to mop up illegal firearms with the view to maintain public security and safety.

He noted that reliable and timely information available to the command which had revealed that a suspicious polythene bag was sighted near River Chika-Chika, about 200m away from the main road along Gida-Dubu quarters in Ningi local government Area of Bauchi state led to the recovery of the fire arms.

The press release further explained that upon receiving the report, the operatives attached to Ningi Police Divisional Headquarters led by the Divisional Police Officer cordoned the area and recovered the firearms.

The Police Commissioner stated that during the operation, 3 AK47 riffles, 1 AK49 riffle and 9 empty magazines were recovered.

CP Muhammad who commended the officers for the great effort, urged them to sustain the intelligence-led policing in a bid to achieve the objectives of the command.

The CP also charged citizens to see policing, communal safety, and security as a joint mandate with the Police.

“In so doing, they should demonstrate more sensitivity to the issue of crime prevention and offer useful criminal information that will aid the police in keeping them safe”, the police commissioner said.

“The wider the trust and information-sharing gap between the Police and the citizens, the more we as a people inadvertently empower criminal elements to succeed in their evil plan to threaten our value for peace and security”, the CP warned.

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