The Nigerian Army says it has recovered one AK47 assault rifle and uniforms belonging to DSP Mohammed Alkali and his police orderly allegedly beheaded by cultists.
The policemen were killed by suspected cultist at Omoku, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government of Rivers. It happened during the December 10 rerun of legislative elections.
Army General Officer Commanding (GOC), 6 Division, Port Harcourt, Maj.-Gen. Kasimu Abdulkarim, disclosed this to newsmen in Port Harcourt on Sunday.
He explained that troops from the Division recovered the items during a raid on four militant camps and cultist’s hideouts in Ujju community near Omoku.
“Troops later arrested some suspects and recovered several weapons, ammunition and uniforms, including uniforms and rifle belonging to DSP Mohammed Alkali and his orderly, Sgt. Urukwu Nwachukwu.
“Our forces also recovered one AK47 rifle, two G3 rifles, five Double Barrel guns, two pistols, 31 empty AK47 magazines, 242 rounds of 7.62mm NATO ammunition.
“Others are, 322 rounds of other ammunition calibres, bulletproof jackets, seven other police uniforms, 31 handsets, Automated Teller Machine Cards (ATM) and a First Aid box,” he said.
Cleanup to recover weapons
Abdulkarim said the cleanup operation was in continuation of efforts by the Division to recover weapons from cultists. It would also target militants who refused to embrace Amnesty offered by Rivers government.