By Dennis Agbo
ENUGU- THE Nigeria Police Force has commenced mop up of illegal firearms across states in the country.
Enugu state commissioner of Police, Danmallam Mohammed who made the disclosure in a press briefing in Enugu, Monday, said the order was from the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris.
Mohammed said that in compliance to the directive, the Enugu state command has set up a task force committee headed by the Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations, Frank Idu.
Idu was mandated to draw task force members from different arms of Police such as SARS, the state CID, Counter Terrorism, Mobile Police, among others.
He said the mandate of the committee includes to curb militia groups which he however said does not exist in Enugu state.
Mohammed therefore asked those in possession of illegal arms in the state to surrender them forthwith or face prosecution while those with licensed arms should come forward for re-validation.
He further disclosed that illegal gun trotting herdsmen and unauthorized vigilante operatives would be affected in the operation.
Danmallam used the opportunity to say that there has been fresh herdsmen attack in Enugu state since after the 2016 attack in Nimbo.