• News - North East - Taraba
  • Updated: April 29, 2023

Troops Nab Gunrunners, Recover Weapons, Ammunitions In Taraba

Troops of the Nigerian Army have nabbed two gunrunners in Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State.

The suspects were arrested during a raid operation to a weapon fabrication factory in Wukari village of the LGA. 

Following the raid, the troops also recovered weapons and ammunitions. 

This was disclosed in a statement on Saturday by Major General Musa Danmadami, Director, Defence Media Operations.

Danmadami said the suspects and recovered items have been handed over to the appropriate authorities. 

"On 28 April 2023, troops of Operation WHIRL STROKE acting on credible intelligence conducted raid operations to a weapon fabrication factory at WUKARI village in WUKARI Local Government Area of TARABA State. 

"Troops arrested two (2) suspected gunrunners found at the the factory and recovered two (2) GPMG, one (1) KPM, four (4) AK 47 rifles, three (3) pistols, one (1) PKT, five (5) 9mm ammunitions, two (2) 7.63 x 54 ammunitions, seven (7) rifle butts and several parts of different rifles.

"All arrested criminals and recovered weapons and ammunition have been handed over to appropriate authorities for futher actions 

"The military high command commends troops of Operation WHIRL STROKE and encourages the general public to avail troops with credible and timely information on terrorist and all criminal activities within their area," Danmadami stated. 

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