Nigerian Police recover 12, 185 firearms as wells as NNPC’s $470m hidden In commercial banks

Nigerian Police recover 12, 185 firearms as wells as NNPC’s $470m hidden In commercial banks

The Nigeria Police Power says it has recovered a complete of 12, 185 firearms since February 2018 as nicely as $470 million belonging to NNPC Brass/LNG Funding mentioned to have been hidden in some commercial banks.  

This was contained in a press release by Performing DCP Jimoh Moshood, Power Public Relations Officer, Power Headquarters, Abuja immediately. The assertion additionally gave a breakdown of the weapons recovered following the directive of the Federal Authorities for the give up of prohibited firearms.  

The Police recovered N8 billion belonging to NNPC BRASS/LNG INVESTMENT, which was not remitted to TSA Account of the Federal Authorities, as nicely as N114,290,000 in relation to the December 10, 2016 nationwide and state meeting re-run elections in Rivers State, recovered from 23 Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) officers.

See the total assertion under…

The Inspector Normal of Police, IGP Ibrahim Okay. Idris NPM, mni, on 21st February, 2018 directed the Commissioners of Police of all of the State Instructions of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja and their Supervisory Assistant Inspectors Normal of Police of the Twelve Zonal Instructions within the Nation, and the Power Headquarters Joint Job Enforcement Group to right away start concurrently all through the Nation, the mopping-up, restoration of prohibited firearms, ammunition and weapons within the possession of all suspected Militias, Bandits, Armed Herdsmen and Farmers, Vigilante teams, Neighbourhood watch and different teams or Particular person(s) or Our bodies bearing prohibited firearms and ammunition, unlawful weapons and deadly units whether or not domestically fabricated, modified or in any other case customary to kill or that may trigger hurt or harm to individuals or that may trigger panic, concern, apprehension, safety breach, breach of Public peace or that may trigger risk to regulation and order anyplace within the Nation.

2. Consequently, ultimatums of Twenty One (21) days at intervals got by the Power for voluntary return of all prohibited firearms within the palms of members of the Normal Public, people and teams such as Vigilantes and neighbourhood watch teams in any of the Thirty Six (36) States and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) together with the Seven Hundred and Seventy 4 (774) Native Authorities Areas of the Federation, City Unions, Hunters and Watch night time males or any group or affiliation beneath any capability or guise, apart from Safety Companies acknowledged statutorily and gazetted by the Federal Authorities of Nigeria to bear firearms of specified class; after the expiration of the grace interval and ultimatums, the Commissioners of Police of State Instructions, FCT and their Supervisory Assistant Inspectors Normal of Police and the Power Headquarters Joint Job Enforcement Group in compliance with IGP’s directives and dealing on actionable intelligence, swung into actions and launched into Mop-up, Seizure and Restoration of all unlawful and prohibited firearms and ammunition from improper palms, suspected Militias, Militants, Felony/Illegal Gangs by means of search, raid and seizure from recognized premises, hideouts, dwelling homes, buildings and websites the place these unlawful/prohibited firearms had been saved based mostly on cheap suspicion and intelligence and recovered the next prohibited/unlawful firearms and ammunition:


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. Beneath are the classes of the prohibited/unlawful firearms and ammunition, specified beneath Chapter F.28 LFN 2004 Hearth Arms Act:

Prohibited Firearms

i. Artillery

ii. Equipment for the discharge of any explosives of fuel diffusing projectile.

iii. Rocket weapons

iv. Bombs and Grenades

v. Machine-Weapons and Machine-Pistols

vi. Navy rifles, specifically; these of calibers 7.62mm, 9mm, .300 inches

vii. Revolvers and Pistols whether or not rifled or unrifled (together with flint-lock pistols and cap pistols).

viii. Firearms such as Pump motion gun of all classes

ix. Some other firearms/deadly weapons fabricated to kill

4. This operation which continues to be ongoing amongst different functions, is aimed on the full enforcement of the Firearms Act, mopping-up and restoration of all prohibited firearms and illegally acquired weapons and can allow the Nigeria Police Power deal decisively with Herders/Farmers Clashes, Kidnappings, Armed Theft, Cattle Rustling, Militancy and Terrorism and so forth.


On assumption of Workplace, the Inspector-Normal of Police, IGP Ibrahim Okay. Idris, NPM, mni created Particular Models to deal with excessive profile circumstances together with Terrorism, Cyber and high-tech crimes, a few of which incorporates the IGP Monitoring Unit, Particular Investigation Panel (SIP) and Job Power on Anti-Pipeline Vandalism.

Because of these efforts, the Nigeria Police Power recovered the next financial and non-monetary property for the Federal Authorities.


i. The sum of 4 Hundred and Seventy Million, 5 Hundred and Nineteen Thousand, Eight Hundred and Eighty-9 US {Dollars} and Ten Cent ($470,519,889.10) belonging to NNPC BRASS/LNG INVESTMENT hidden in some commercial banks after the directives of the Federal Authorities on TSA.

ii. The sum of Eight Billion, Eight Hundred and Seven Million, Two Hundred and Sixty 4 Thousand, Eight Hundred and Thirty 4 Naira, Ninety Six Kobo (NGN8,807,264,834.96) monies belonging to NNPC BRASS/LNG INVESTMENT, that was not remitted to TSA Account of the Federal Authorities was additionally recovered

iii. The Sum of One Hundred and Fourteen Million, Two Hundred And Ninety Thousand Naira, (NGN 114,290,000.00) in relation to the December 10th, 2016, Nationwide And State Meeting Re-Run Elections in Rivers State Of Nigeria was recovered from twenty-three (23) INEC Electoral officers.


· The Nigeria Police Power within the struggle towards Financial Sabotage and pipeline vandalism associated crimes recovered two (2) Vessels, seven (7) Pace Boats, eight-three (83) Vans, twenty-five assorted Automobiles together with Jeeps, thirty-six (36) Buses, twenty-nine (29) Bikes, 5 Pace Boat engines and thirty-eight (38) pumping/Drilling Machines and Turbines.

Abstract of Financial and Non-Financial Belongings recovered

The entire recoveries of Financial and Non-Financial Belongings of the Federal Authorities by the Nigeria Police Power are:


· 4 Hundred and Seventy Million, 5 Hundred and Nineteen Thousand, Eight Hundred and Eighty-9 US {Dollars} and Ten Cents ($470,519,889.10).

· Eight Billion, 9 Hundred and Twenty-One Million, 5 Hundred and Fifty-4 Thousand, Eight Hundred and Thirty-4 Naira and Ninety-Six Kobo (NGN 8,921,554,834.96).


· Two (2) Vessels

· Seven (7) Pace Boats

· Eighty-three (83) Tanker Vans

· Sixty-one (61) assorted Automobiles

· 5 (5) Pace Boats Engines

· Twenty-nine (29) Bikes

· Thirty-eight (38) Pumping/Drilling Machines and Turbines.

6. Whereas the Firearms Mop-up Operations and the restoration of financial/non-monetary property of Authorities are nonetheless ongoing, the Nigeria Police Power due to this fact implores Members of the Public with helpful info that can help the Police to report through the next contacts:

DIG Division of Operations: 08037025670

O/C IGP Particular Investigation Panel: 08035891859

O/C IGP Monitoring Unit: 08032451594

O/C IGP Intelligence Response Group: 09098049333

7. The dedication of the Nigeria Police Power to ensure safety of Lives and Property and restoration of Authorities property within the palms of unpatriotic particular person(s), group(s) or company our bodies throughout the nation stays unequivocal and unwavering.





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