The Oyo State Police Command have recovered a total of 178 guns and 840 rounds of ammunition in circulation in the state.
Briefing newsmen at the Command Headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan on Thursday, 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.