16 year old boy caught with a gun in Anambra school
A 16 year old boy has been arrested with a double barreled gun inside a school in Anambra state. The Police Public Relations officer in the state, Haruna Muhammed, disclosed this on Monday. He said the boy was among the 80 suspected cultists arrested during a raid on various criminal hideouts and black spots across the state. Muhammed stated that 40 of the suspects had been charged , 15 screened and released unconditionally, five placed under police supervision for being underage while 20 were undergoing investigation
He listed exhibits recovered from the suspects to include two pump action guns, 10 machetes, five axes, two daggers, three barrettes, one double-barreled gun, two locally made pistols and three live cartridges. The PPRO stated , “In order to stem the tide of cultism and other nefarious activities in the state, especially during this period of ’ember’ months, the command’s Anti-Cult Unit raided various hideouts and black spots, where cultists were suspected to be hibernating, at various locations within the state.
The 16 year old boy and confessed cultist who was arrested with a double-barreled gun inside his school compound at Igboukwu is undergoing investigation. The command thanked the residents of the state for providing it with intelligence and reassured the public of adequate protection.