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Report anyone seen with ammunition ‘groundnuts’, Police urge Nigerians

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The Police Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, has urged Nigerians to report anyone seen with live ammunition to curb arms proliferation in Nigeria.

This was contained in a statement shared on Sunday on his official X account.

Sharing a picture of live ammunition, Adejobi said, “These are live ammunition, called “èpà” or “groundnuts” in the street.

Intercepted truck load of smuggled ammunition en-route Anambra

“They are deadly, not to be seen with anyone except security agents. Statutory security agents, no other ones.

“If you see them with any friend or civilian, please expose him or her. We need to collectively curb the proliferation of arms and ammunition in Nigeria.”

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Recall that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Adegoke Fayoade, paraded on Thursday 34 suspects of crimes including armed robbery, stealing, cultism, and unlawful possession of firearms one month into office.

In what Fayoade called a mark of his achievements since taking office, the police commissioner listed no fewer than 14 cases of cracks and the recovery of a total of 16 firearms, including a toy pistol, 72 live cartridges, 75 live munitions, one expended cartridge, and one pistol magazine.

The police also recovered six axes, four daggers, one digger, five cutlasses, two vehicles, one POS machine, fake registration plates, and various charms.

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