About 44 suspects have been arrested and paraded by the Edo State Police Command for various crimes in the state.
CP Johnson Kokumo, the state police Commissioner, disclosed this while briefing newsmen on the command’s activities in the last few months.
He disclosed that the suspects were apprehended between June and July in different area of the state.
According to the police boss, the crimes committed by suspects include murder, kidnapping, armed robbery and cultism.
He added that double barrel riffles, cartridges, locally made pistols, as well as battle axe were some of the arms recovered from the suspects.
The CP further said that in continuation of the mop-up of illegal arms and ammunition in circulation earlier initiated in March and in compliance with I-G Ibrahim Idris directive that some arms were mopped up.
He said that two of the suspects were apprehended during the mop-up.
He disclosed that the arms include one dismantled Jojeff pump action rifle, three locally made single barrel guns, one fabricated gun and 11 live cartridges.
Kokumo also emphasised the readiness of the police to fight crime and make the state safe for all and sundry.
He, however, urged the citizens to be vigilant at all times and report any clandestine activities in their domain to security agencies.
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