The police in Anambra State on Tuesday announced the discovery of a large cache of arms in the hideout of a suspected criminal gang in Oraifite, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of the state.
The Commissioner of Police, Anambra State Command, Ballah Nasarawa, told reporters in Awka, the state capital that the seizure included 14,425 rounds of ammunition; 27 AK47 rifles; one K2 rifle; two 06 rifles; one General Purpose Machine gun; one rocket launcher; 17 rockets; 13 rocket grenades; six pump action guns; three dane guns; and a Berretta pistol.
The CP said, “With these, they can defeat a small army.”
He said the seizure was made by the Inspector-General of Police Special Task Force on Heinous Crime and the state anti-robbery squad.
He said the arms were hidden in an armoury dug in the ground around a ramshackle structure in Ifite Oraifite, adding that two suspects had been arrested in connection with the discovery.
More details later.