The Abia State Police Command has said that it has so far recovered more than 1,000 arms and ammunition from individuals and criminal suspects in the state.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Anthony Ogbizi, while briefing journalists on the activities of the command, said that the feat was achieved after intensive search, in line with the directive of the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.
The police boss said the recovered arms include; AK47, double-barrel guns, General Purpose Machines Guns, pump action guns and locally-made guns.
While seeking for the cooperation of the people of the state for the command to recover more arms, he said the arms that were recovered were from different location.
NAN reports that, Ogbizi also said that the command arrested a former Police Sgt, name withheld, for allegedly using commercial tricycle in Aba to rob and dispossess unsuspecting passengers of their valuables.
According to him, the suspect, a former Police Sgt, who was dismissed from the service about two years ago was known to robbing unsuspected victim in Police uniform.
Speaking in an interview with newsmen, former Police Sgt, admitted that he was arrested while in police uniform but denied being involved in any robbery.