Police Discover 1,333 Live Ammunition In School Playground In Abia State

police discover Live AmmunitionPolice have discovered 1,333 live ammunition of 7.762mm long hidden in a School playground in Abia State, south-east Nigeria.

The discovery was made by the Explosive Ordinance Department of the Abia State Police Command at the school located in Nkata- Ibeku, Umuahia North Local Government Area.

Addressing reporters in Umuahia, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Joshak Habila, said the effort was in line with the commitment of the Nigeria Police Force to flushing out criminals in order to maintain the safety of lives and property of citizens of the State.

According to the police, the discovery was made with the aid of an informant at Nkata Primary School, Bende Road.

Mr Habila said the police would continue to make efforts to ensure calm and safe environment for residents of Abia to transact their business.

He promised to continue to work tirelessly with men of his command to ensure zero-tolerance of crime.

The police also arrested an undergraduate of Michael Okpara University Of Agriculture in Umudike, Abia State, for allegedly using a hot iron on two of his young relatives.

The police swung into action to arrest the student after they received a report that an act of inhuman treatment was melted out against two young underage girls, Hope, 11 and Ngozi, nine.

The two young girls, living with their auntie and family, are said to have allegedly stolen the sum of 100 Naira only.

The undergraduate, who also is their relative, burnt their legs and feet with the hot Iron

Meanwhile, the police command has embarked on an intensified effort to reduce crime in the state and urged residents to partner with them by volunteering information at all times.

Umuahia Hosts Made In Abia Product Exhibition

The first Made In Abia Product Exhibition has kicked off at Ibeku High School, Umuahia North Local Government Area, South East Zone.

The exhibition, staged by the Abia State Government, is in a bid to ensure development in the state’s industry by encouraging indigenous manufacturers and locally made goods with an aim to create wealth thereby discouraging any form idleness among the citizenry.

Goods on display at the exhibition include an helicopter manufactured by an indigene of the state and green Ogbono seed cultivated by a farmer from Isikwuato  Local Government Area (LGA) with assistance of Abia Government  Agricultural Programme.

Made in Aba shoes  assembled from the Twelve Clusters Shoe Making in Aba, hand made Akwete cloth from Ukwa East LGA, as well as locally made cassava mill engine among others.

The green Ogbono seed which can stay for one year without decay, Aba made shoes, traditional herbal practitioners, were displayed on the Abia Ministry of Agriculture stand with a lot more agricultural product ranging from coconut, pawpaw among others.

In his address, the state Governor; Theodore Orji said that the exhibition is to encourage the production of locally made goods and he charged the creativity of manufacturers to make goods to international standard.

“The Abia state exhibition would proffer the avenue and opportunity for the local manufacturers to interact with the government and table their needs if needs be which would encourage indigenous product,” said Obinna Ekwuribe, a private investor.

The event also showcased an indigenous manufacturer who had a cassava mill that can produce 20 tonnes of cassava flour and another for cassava chips and garri respectively.