It was another round of recorded success as police operatives from the River state Police command discovered large hidden stockpile of arms and ammunition by men of the underworld.
The River state Governor Nyesom Wike, yesterday during the inspection of large catches of arms displayed at the Government House, Port Harcourt, by the state Commissioner of Police, Mustapha Dandaura, stated that these criminals have their base in Anambra where they operate from.
“They operate in the state and retreat back to Anambra state to take cover. The capacity of the arms recovered from the criminal hideout is capable of overrunning the state.”
“Imagine a situation where these arms are unleashed on the state. These arms are buried on the ground by these criminals and dug out anytime they want to use it for operation,”.
“The catches of arms recovered from the criminals’ hideout are capable of overrunning Port Harcourt and its metropolis, he addd”.
The Daily Vendor correspondent reports that the Governor also expressed disappointment that despite this period of coronavirus pandemic, criminals go about terrorising innocent citizens and causing harm to them.
“We are talking about a pandemic that is ravaging the world and some criminals still find their way to make the state unsafe. Some of these criminals that terrorise the state come in from Anambra state”.
Displaying the arms, Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Mustapha Dandaura said that the large caches of arms that include 1 GPMG, 2 SMG, 5 pump action rifles, 1,111 round of 9mm live ammunition among others were recovered from the kidnappers’ den in Ogu-bolo axis of the state.
“The men of the tactical unit of the command acting on credible information arrested one of the suspects who led the team of police officers to the camp where the arms were recovered”.
He also stated that the command have no knowledge for which the arms were hidden, saying those found culpable for stockpiling the arms when arrested will be made to face the full wrath of the law.