The commissioner of police Ebonyi State command, CP, TItus Lamorde on Friday threatened to commence arrest of citizens in possession of fire arms.
Lamorde said that the arrest followed the 21-day ultimatum given by the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris for people who are in possession of arms and ammunition to surrender their weapons or face the wrath of the command.
He threatened that anyone who refused to comply with the directive would be arrested as soon as the 21-day ultimatum elapsed.
Recall that the command had inaugurated 6-man taskforce headed by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the state CID to ensure adequate mop up of the fire arms in the state.
In a statement signed and made available to journalists in Abakaliki, the commissioner noted that the command will also commence mopping up of the firearms to ensure that there was peace and order in the state.
“After the expiration of the period of grace, this command will commence the mop-up action in full force.
“Any person or group of persons found in possession of any prohibited firearms will be arrested and made to face the wrath of the law.
“We can build a safe/peaceful society devoid of illegal firearms”, he stated.