By Okon Bassey in Uyo
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase directed on Wednesday an update of all armouries in various police formations across the country to ensure all arms and ammunition are in good condition and shape.
Giving the directive in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital, during a tour of the State Police Command, he said the instruction became imperative as any police officer that goes out with expired ammunition was at danger when confronted with criminal gang.
Arase had received a report from Sgt. Nicholas Enguru of the state police command that he was once given a gun with 30 rounds from the armory but to his greatest dismay the gun could not fire because it had expired.
Reacting, the Police boss said: “If I am an Accountant and I am careless, I will lose money but if you are a police officer, if you are careless with your men you lose lives and that are the difference.
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