Military Recovers Arms In Plateau,Kaduna And Benue

Troops operating in the North Central and North Western parts of the country have recovered caches of arms and ammunition in Benue, Plateau and Kaduna states.
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. Two rifles, three locally fabricated pistols and 61 rounds of special ammunition were recovered during the operation.
Director, Defence Information, Major-General Chris Olukolade, in Abuja, on Wednesday, said the arrested gang member was currently being interrogated.
Also in Plateau State, the 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 included 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.
He stressed that the operation to rid the North Central and North West parts of the country of armed gangs is tagged “Operation Restore Peace” adding that it was still in progress in various locations.


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