police spokesman, Moshood Jimoh.

The Nigeria Police Force says it has recovered monetary and non-monetary assets of the Federal Government hidden in some commercial banks across the country.

A total of 9,657 illegal and prohibited arms and more than 26,000 ammunition in two batches have been recovered, according to spokesman for the police Jimoh Moshood.

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He said on Thursday that the nationwide mop up exercise by the police was backed by the Firearms Act.

According to him, the mop-up began after the expiration of the ultimatum of the deadline given by the force for persons with illegal firearms, weapons and ammunition to turn them in.

Moshood listed the recovered items to include:


Batch 1 – No. of Firearms Recovered = 6, 527
No. of Ammunition Recovered = 14, 809
Batch 2 – No. of Firearms Recovered = 3, 130
No. of Ammunition Recovered = 12, 185
3. Below are the categories of the prohibited/illegal firearms and ammunition, specified under Chapter F.28 LFN 2004 Fire Arms Act:
Prohibited Firearms
i. Artillery
ii. Apparatus for the discharge of any explosives of gas diffusing projectile.
iii. Rocket weapons
iv. Bombs and Grenades
v. Machine-Guns and Machine-Pistols
vi. Military rifles, namely; those of calibers 7.62mm, 9mm, .300 inches
vii. Revolvers and Pistols whether rifled or unrifled (including flint-lock pistols and cap pistols).
viii. Firearms such as Pump action gun of all categories
ix. Any other firearms/lethal weapons fabricated to kill.