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Troops Apprehend Two Suspected Gun Runner, Recover Arms In Zamfara, Sokoto

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Nigerian Army has disclosed that its troops of ‘Operation Accord’ have arrested two suspected gun runners at Tangaza Town in Sokoto State.

The suspects named Abubakar Mohammed from Bodinga Local Government Area and Ansi Usman Janare from Gohono village of Tangaza Local Government Area of the State were arrested on Sunday after receiving credible intelligence on movement of the gun runners.

Major General John Enenche, Defence Spokesperson, who disclosed this on Monday, said arms and ammunitions were recovered from the suspects.

“Items recovered from them include one Light Machine Gun, 4 AK47 rifle magazines, 586 rounds of 7.62mm NATO ammunition, 100 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition and one motorcycle,” Enenche noted.

He added that the suspects are “currently in custody for further action”

“In another development, following credible intelligence that bandits were operating at Fegi Baza village in Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara State, troops swiftly mobilized to the area and made contact with armed bandits,” the statement further reads.

“After exchange of fire, the gallant troops overwhelmed the bandits thereby neutralizing 2 of them.

“Items recovered include one motorcycle, 4 magazines and 2 cell phones.

“Relatedly, troops of Operation HADARIN DAJI DAJI deployed at Dan-Ali village arrested one suspected bandits’ collaborator named Jamilu Usman at Funtua Local Government Area of Katsina State.

“The suspect is currently in custody for necessary action. The gallant troops have continued to dominate the general area with aggressive and confidence building patrols.

“Additionally, the Air Component of Operation HADARIN DAJI have continued to dominate the air space with air patrols providing close air support for ground troops with Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance missions.

“The Military High Command congratulates the gallant troops for their dexterity and encourages them to remain resolute in the fight against enemies of our Nation.”

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