The Anambra State Police Command has recovered two AK-47 rifles stolen from two police formations years back.
The command said one of the rifles was stolen from Zone 13 Headquarters, Ukpo, during an attack by unknown gunmen in 2021, while the second rifle was stolen from the Area Command Headquarters, Ogidi, Idemili Local Government Area, early last year when the formation was attacked by insurgents.
The command’s spokesman, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, stated this in a press statement on Monday.
Ikenga said, “Painstaking intelligence gathering by undercover operatives led to the uncovering of a location where the arms were hidden in Nnobi, Idemili South Local Government Area of the state.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Aderemi Adeoye, who commended the operatives for their diligence, urged them not to relent until perpetrators of the attacks which claimed police lives are brought to justice.
“He assured the team that every logistic support they require would be provided until the objectives are achieved.”
The state police command, on Monday, also said it arrested two members of a deadly cult gang allegedly responsible for recent killings around communities in Okija and environs in the Ihiala Local Government Area of the state.