The Cross River State Government security outfit, Operation Akpakwu has uncovered an arms manufacturing factory on the outskirts of Calabar.

The arms factory was discovered at Uyanga, Akamkpa local government area of the state, about 58.5KM away from Calabar, the state capital.

Pistols and other locally-made guns, known as ‘Akwa made’ were found at the factory.

Investigations revealed that most of the locally mad guns in the southern Senatorial District are produced in the factory. The man who produces the weapos is from Akwa Ibom state but lives in Uyanga. 

Spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Irene Ugbo, who confirmed the report, said that arrests have been made, and investigations are ongoing.