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Army Discovers Large Cache Of Arms And Ammunition In Southern Kaduna


Troops of the recently-launched Operation HARBIN KUNAMA II ‘Scorpion Sting’ has discovered a large cache of dangerous weapons in Kaduna South.

Recall that the Nigerian Army had recently launched the Operation Kunama 11, with the aim of wiping out terrorists from Kaduna, Bauchi, Kano and Plateau States.

In its first operation, troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army on Saturday recovered large cache of arms and ammunition in southern part of Kaduna State.

Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, Director Army Public Relations in a statement on Sunday said the discovery was made when troops embarked on cordon and search of Gwaska, Dangoma, Angwan Far and Bakin Kogi general area of Southern Kaduna State.

He said, “During the operation, the troops recovered 73 Dane Guns, 4 Locally Made Rifles, 1 Locally Made Machine Gun and 1 Locally Made Pistol. Others include 260 Cartridges, 14 rounds of 7.62mm Ammunition, 63 rounds of 9mm ammunition, 1 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.

“While efforts are on going to track down the owners of the arms and ammunition, it is imperative to state the good people of the area have been very supportive and cooperate fully with the military which led to this 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.”

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