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Nigerian Soldiers Comb North For Arms

Chris Olukolade
Chris Olukolade

Nigerian soldiers have embarked on search for illegal arms across the North Central and North Western parts of the country, even as they have so far succeeded in recovering caches of arms and ammunition in those areas.
A statement from the Director of the Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade said that during a cordon and search operation at Anyibe in Logo Local Government Area of Benue State, troops seized a cache of arms run by a young member of an armed gang.
Items recovered during the operation inlcuded two Rifles, three locally fabricated pistols and 61 rounds of special ammunition.
Olukolade said that some gang members that were arrested are currently being interrogated, even as the soldiers also recovered five guns, three locally fabricated pistols and two revolvers from a hideouts of armed gangs at Hukke and Reweinko in Plateau State.
Other items recovered during the operation include some IED making materials, 45 live cartridges, various calibres of ammunition, bows and arrows and other items such as cutlasses, axes and diggers.
“In Kaduna State, troops had encounter with armed gangs and bandits at Kwandaga during which some casualties were recorded and lots of arms and ammunition recovered.

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