The police in Imo State have given June 12 as deadline for the return of all weapons stolen from their officers or armoury in the state.
The police spokesman in the state, Bala Elkana gave the directive in a statement dated June 6.
Elkana said the stolen weapons should be returned to the nearest police stations or military installations.
He said anyone in possession of such weapons that fails to turn them before the deadline would have the long arms of the law to contend with.
Elkana conveyed the profound gratitude of the state Commissioner of Police, CP, Abutu Yaro to the DSS and the Armed Forces for their cooperation and collaboration in the war against insecurity in the state.
According to him, while the DSS has constantly supplied intelligence to the police, the military have always provided defence and outer cover to the police.
He also thanked the government and people of Imo State for their support and undiluted trust in the ability of the police to restore peace in the state.
While commending policemen for their gallantry, the CP condoled with families of police officers that lost their lives in the fight against insecurity in the state.
Elkana disclosed that the command killed five of the suspected gunmen that took part in the foiled second attack on its headquarters in Owerri on Sunday, June 6.
He gave the name of the gang leader as Joseph Uka Nnachi alias king of Dragons.
According to him, the police also captured alive one of the suspects, Stanley Osinachi, 30, who hails from Achi Mbieri in Mbaitoli LGA of the state.
Elkana said Osinachi confessed that Dragon took orders directly from the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
The police spokesman further disclosed that the police recovered four AK47 rifles, explosive devices and two buses marked WAM-8673 B ABD
and KED-382 X from the suspects.