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Army Recovers Large Cache Of Arms In Southern Kaduna
The discovery was made when troops of the 1 Division Nigerian Army, embarked on a cordon and search of Gwaska, Dangoma, Angwan Far and Bakin Kogi general area of Southern Kaduna state.
Recovered during the operation were: 73 Dane guns, 4 locally made rifles, one locally made machine gun and one locally made pistol. Others include 260 cartridges, 14 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, 63 rounds of 9mm ammunition, one locally made small machine gun magazine, a pair of worn out military boot and some quantities of assorted improvised ammunition and pyrotechnics hidden in dug out pits.
The recently launched operation will also cover some forests in Bauchi, Kano and Plateau states.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman.
Usman noted that while efforts are ongoing to track down the owners of the arms and ammunition, it is imperative to state that the good people of the area have been very supportive and cooperate fully with the military which led to the unprecedented findings.
“Similarly, in sector 1 of the operation which covers Kano state, troops in conjunction with other security agencies are carrying out operations in suspected armed bandits camps in Falgore forest. The operation is ongoing,” he added.