Men of the Department of the State Service have uncovered arms and ammunition from the Akwa Ibom State Government House in Uyo.
It was learnt that the discovery was made during a surprise raid. The operation was jointly carried out by operatives from the SSS headquarters in Abuja and the state command, according to Premium Times.The SSS reportedly stormed the Hilltop Mansion based on security reports.
After ransacking the entire residence of the governor, which is yet to be occupied by the serving Governor, Udom Emmanuel, the operatives moved to guest houses and the presidential lodge, said to be currently in use by ex-Governor Godswill Akpabio.
Security sources said on Friday that the arms were found in one of the guest houses while searching for documents and Improvised Explosive Devices.
When contacted, the state government declined to comment on the report.
Meanwhile, Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has condemned the invasion of the Akwa Ibom Government House by the armed men of Department of State Services.
Fayose said the manner the DSS ransacked, intimidated and harassed the occupants, claiming they were searching for bomb and documents, was “strange and anti-democracy.”