A light assault rifle with three magazines containing 60 rounds of live ammunition, and a bayonet, belonging to a gang of killers, have been recovered by the police in Enugu State.

A light assault rifle with three magazines containing 60 rounds of live ammunition, and a bayonet, belonging to a gang of killers, have been recovered by the police in Enugu State.

It was learnt that the police retrieved the arms from a forest in Ehamufu, in Isiuzo Local Government Area of Enugu. The weapons were buried in the ground within the forest.

Spokesman for the Enugu State Police Command, Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed the development, disclosed that the recovery of the arms followed intelligence information obtained by operatives of the Federal Anti-Robbery Squad.

One Chibuike Odo, from Ehamufu, a member of the said killer gang which has its hideout in the forest, was apprehended during an operation by the FSARS operatives.

However, the leader of the gang, simply identified as Emma, is currently at large, having escaped when the FSARS operatives swooped on the hideout. Amaraizu said the gang has killed a number of persons in the Ehamufu area.

The arrested suspect, Odo, a primary school dropout, disclosed that he was a tailor before he teamed up with Emma to form the killer gang. Amaraizu said the police had commenced a full-scale investigation into the matter.