The Edo State Police Command has uncovered an illegal firearm factory at Otuo in Owan East Local Government Council of the state.
The factory was discovered at Ughoma forest following a tip-off.
One person was arrested while 10 firearms including several live cartridges were recovered by the police at the factory.
The police said hoodlums hired firearms from the illegal factory.
The State Commissioner of Police, Olayinka Balogun said the operators were into firearms manufacturing and assembling.
Balogun stated that the command is ready to cleanse the state of illegal firearms as the governorship election approaches.
He said the police will arrest and prosecute anybody found with firearms without licence before and during the governorship election.