It was startling as cache of bullets were evacuated from the earth in Agulu, Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State in Nigeria’s south-east region.
According to Channels TV, the bullets were discovered while the foundation of a building project for a community member was being dug.
Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr Sam Okaula, said several buckets were unearthed and that there were still some left which were yet to be brought to the surface.
The discovery, brought fear and tension to the entire area as villages worried about their safety.
Mr Okaula told reporters that investigation had commenced to determine who buried the arms and the reason behind it. He also said investigation would also focus on when the bullets were acquired and who bought and buried the arms.
He added that high powered surveillance would be put in the area to ensure the police got to the root of the matter.
The commissioner also urged residents to provide relevant information that would aid investigation, while also assuring them of the commitment of the police to battling criminality.
Meanwhile, ahead of the 2017 governorship election in Anambra State, traditional rulers from Anambra North senatorial zone of the state have endorsed the incumbent governor, Chief Willie Obiano, for second tenure.
In a resolution signed by 34 traditional rulers from the communities that make up the zone, including the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe, who is the chairman of Anambra State Traditional Rulers’ Council, as well as the chairman of Anambra North Traditional Council, Igwe S.U. Nnose, who is the traditional ruler of Mmiata Anam, the royal fathers said Governor Obiano deserved reelection because of his excellent performance so far.
The Royal Fathers listed the governor’s landmark projects, including hunting down kidnappers, armed robbers and other criminals that previously gave Anambra State a bad name; empowering security agencies through the purchase of sophisticated police security vehicles to monitor and control the herdsmen, as well as approving and disbursing N20 million to each of the 177 communities in the state to execute a project of their choice and also ensuring that Anambra is one of the few states in the country that pays workers’ salary as and when due.