Nigerian military recovers weapons in Benue, Plateau, Kaduna – Spokesperson

Director of Defence Information, Chris Olukolade

The ammunition was recovered by troops operating in the North Central and North Western parts of Nigeria.

The Nigerian military on Wednesday said it has recovered different kinds of ammunition in Benue, Plateau and Kaduna States.

The Director of Defence Information, Chris Olukolade, said the ammunition was recovered by troops operating in the North Central and North Western parts of Nigeria.

In Anyibe, Logo Local Government Area of Benue State, Mr. Olukolade said troops seized a cache of arms run by a young member of an armed gang during a cordon and search operation.

He said 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.

Also in Plateau State, he said, a cordon and search operation in two chiefdoms of the state yielded the recovery of five guns, three locally fabricated pistols and two revolvers from the hideouts of armed gangs at Hukke and Reweinko.

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.

Mr. Olukolade said that the troops in Kaduna State encountered armed gangs and bandits at Kwandaga.

He said this particular operation recorded casualties while lots of arms and ammunition were recovered.

He also said that the operation to rid the North Central and North West parts of Nigeria of armed gangs tagged Operation Restore Peace is still in progress in various locations.

Meanwhile gunmen on Tuesday evening attacked a police post in Kaduna killing two policemen and four other residents of Fadan Karshi Village.

Residents also told PREMIUM TIMES that the gunmen covered their faces so as not to be identified.

The Kaduna State Government confirmed the attack but did not confirm the casualty figure. Governor Mukhtar Yero said more security officials have been deployed to the area to restore normalcy.

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