Over one thousand, one hundred and seventeen (1,117) live ammunitions were recovered on Wednesday, February 26, by the Nigeria Police, Bauchi State Command, in ‘Lame/Burra’ forest in Ningi Local Government Area of the state.
Other weapons recovered from the forest include 30 cartridges.
The recovery was in collaboration with Ali Kwara, a renowned hunter and his team in the state and the Bauchi State government.
Speaking during the display of the dangerous weapons at the Government House, Bala Mohammad of Bauchi State said the weapons were recovered from bandits who were at large.
He said the recovery arised from the activities of Ali Kwara, in collaboration with the state police and the state government.
“These weapons were collected in Burra Lame forest arising from the activities of Ali Kwara in collaboration with the police.
“They confiscated them from bandits who are now at large and have ran away from Bauchi.
“There are some informants within and outside the towns of Bauchi and its environs that are helping us to do this.
The governor revealed that, because of intelligence received from the State Security Service (SSS), all criminals should know that there was no hidden place for them in the state.
In his remarks, the renowned hunter, Alhaji Ali Kwara, told the governor that the guns were recovered from bandits, hidden underground in Burra forest after a tip-off report.
He said, “The guns that you are seeing today, there is an armed robber we’ve been trailing for long, he is involved in kidnapping in this area and he also operates around Taraba, Benue and Plateau states; he usually comes from Zamfara state”.
“I got the information from a boy who voluntarily came to me and told me that some strangers have smuggled arms into Bauchi and that he took part in hiding the guns underground”.
“He took us to Lame/Burra forest where we recovered these guns and the boy is in my custody; I didn’t allow him to go out because people knew him and they might lynch him.”