The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Sylvester Umeh, told newsmen in Birnin Kebbi that the arms were recovered on New Year eve.
He said the arms included three AK47, seven magazines, 198 live ammunition and one paranol pistol loaded with eight rounds of live ammunition.
“A Good Samaritan reported it to the DPO of Yauri Police Division, Kabiru Abdul, who mobilised to the scene and recovered the arms,” he said.
He called on the public to provide information to the police to help them in the detection and prevention of criminal activities, adding that security was a collective responsibility.
“The command will ensure confidentiality of our informants,” he said.
He said investigations into the source and identity of the owner of the arms was ongoing.
“We at this command will not relent in our responsibilities to ensure that the state is crime-free.’’