Posted: Wednesday 7th May 2014 at 19:05 pm

HOW Soldiers Stumbled Upon Cache Of Arms In North

Chris Olukolade, Director of Defence Information in the Nigerian Army, on Wednesday said its officials has recovered different kinds of ammunition in Benue, Plateau and Kaduna States.

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Olukolade, who said the ammunition was recovered by troops operating in the North Central and North Western parts of Nigeria, added that the troops seized a cache of arms run by a young member of an armed gang during a cordon and search operation in Anyibe, Logo Local Government Area of Benue State.

According to him, two rifles, three locally fabricated pistols and 61 rounds of special ammunition were recovered during the operation while the arrested gang member is currently being interrogated.

He further revealed that a cordon and search operation in two chiefdoms in Plateau State, led to the recovery of five guns, three locally fabricated pistols and two revolvers from the hideouts of armed gangs at Hukke and Reweinko.

Olukolade listed other items to include; some IED making materials, 45 live cartridges, various calibres of ammunition, bows and arrows, cutlasses, axes and diggers.

The spokesman, who said that the troops in Kaduna State encountered armed gangs and bandits at Kwandaga, noted that the operation recorded casualties although lots of arms and ammunition were recovered.

Olukolade reiterated that the ‘Operation Restore Peace’ which is geared towards ridding the North Central and North West parts of the country of armed gangs is still in progress in various locations.


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