Police recovers 178 guns in Oyo state


Oyo State Police Command, in a news briefing with newsmen at its Headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan on Thursday , said it has recovered a total of 178 guns and 840 rounds of ammunition in circulation in the state.

The Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Odude said pump-action guns, imported pistols, single-barrelled guns, AK-47 guns and locally-made single-barrelled guns were among the recovered firearms.

“Among the recovered arms are 27 pump- action guns, 65 locally- made single-barrelled guns , 34 cut-to – size guns, 21 imported pistols , six AK-47 rifles, two Sterling sub -machine guns , three Berretta rifles , 504 cartridges and other ammunition. In all, we have recovered 178 guns and 840 rounds of ammunition.” said Odude.

The police boss said the command would soon begin house – to- house search for prohibited firearms.


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