IGP Orders Probe Into Missing 90,00 AK-47 Rifles, 4,000 Rifles And Other Firearms


The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has ordered an investigation to ascertain the number of arms missing from the police armoury.

A report by the Auditor-General of the Federation for 2019 revealed that no fewer than 178,459 pieces of armaments were missing from the police armoury without any formal report of their whereabouts.

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Out of this figure, 88,078 AK-47 rifles and 3,907 assorted rifles and pistols could not be accounted for as of January 2020, neither were they reported to any higher authority, the report stated.

Speaking with the media on Friday, the force spokesman, Muyiwa Adejobi, said the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, had directed the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of armoury to investigate the matter.

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He noted that the force placed high premium on the issue of arms and ammunition.

Adejobi said, “The issue of arms is a very sensitive thing to us and we don’t toy with it. There are processes for checking arms according to our regulations.

“On a regular basis, the assistant commissioner of police in charge of operations of every command always checks arms.

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