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The Imo State Commissioner of Police in Imo State Mr. Abutu Yaro has told hoodlums, bandits, and criminals operating in the state to return all police rifles in their possession, adding that the command has resolved to ruthlessly deal with any person caught with such arms and ammunition.
Yaro, who stated this while speaking in an interview with reporters explained that many police rifles were carted away during the EndSARS protest and the recent attacks on police formation in different parts of the state.
The commissioner attributed the recent shooting and killings in the state to bandits who carted away with police rifles during the protest and attacks.
He also called on parents and peace-loving stakeholders to report any child in their custody with any police rifle.
His word, ‘I hereby call on parents and well-meaning people of the state to report any child in their domain having police rifle. The police rifle is for police and not for any other person.
‘Many police stations were recently burnt and the rifles they moved away with were what they used in the recent shootings and killings in the state’, Yaro submitted.
The CP, nevertheless, said that the police in the state would leave no stone unturned to ensure that bandits were dealt with and brought to book when apprehended.
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