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Bauchi police assure adequate security for guber polls

Bauchi police assure adequate security for guber polls

The Bauchi State Police Command on Wednesday assured the state’s citizens of appropriate security before, during, and following the gubernatorial and state House of Assembly elections on Saturday.

The command revealed that, in advance of the elections, it had rounded up some illegal weapons and ammunition in the state.

Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, the state’s police spokesman, announced these in a press release in Bauchi, adding that the command had also gotten some logistical support from the Inspector-General of Police, including an Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC), 37/38mm anti-riot guns, long and short-range shells, as well as two pick-up vehicles.

According to him, following the IGP’s directive to curb the proliferation of small and light weapons, the command had mopped up illicit arms in several daring operations.

The police spokesman stated that the operations resulted in significant achievements in the recovery of 23 illegal firearms from the hands of miscreants.

These, according to the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), included: nine AK47 rifles; seven assorted locally-made firearms; one Light Assault Rifle (LAR); six Dane guns, alongside 18 rifle magazines, while a total of 87 rounds of live ammunition of different calibres were equally recovered.

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He stated that the live ammunition recovered were 22 rounds of live 7×62.51mm NATO ammunition; nine (58) rounds of live 7×62.39mm ammunition;

seven 9mm live ammunition; four machetes; one knife, and three military camouflages were equally recovered.

Wakil, a Superintendent of Police (SP), however, added that the state Commissioner of Police, Aminu Alhassan, had directed all Area Commanders, DPOs and Tactical Commanders in the state “to sustain an aggressive stance on cannon-fodders under whatever guise, who may be employed to obstruct the smooth and peaceful process of the 2023 general election in Bauchi State”.

Bauchi police assure adequate security for guber polls

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