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Troops in Kaduna bust ammo ring, retrieve 16 motorcycles from terrorists


Troops in Kaduna bust ammo ring, retrieve 16 motorcycles from terrorists

Troops of the 1 Division of the Nigerian Army in Kaduna State have arrested two suspected ammunition suppliers to terrorists, in addition to recovering weapons and 16 motorcycles.

The Acting Deputy Director, Army Public Relations 1 Division, Lt.-Col. Musa Yahaya confirmed the arrest in a statement on Wednesday in Kaduna.

Yahaya said following credible intelligence, troops of 1 Division, Nigerian Army, in the early hours of October 24, arrested two terrorists’ collaborators and ammunition suppliers in Awon general area of Kachia Local Government in Kaduna State.

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According to him, the arrested criminals identified as Shuaibu Lawan and Salihu Usman were caught in their homes around Awon after actionable intelligence was received from a previously arrested collaborator, currently in troops’ custody.

He said: “The two arrested criminals and items recovered included one locally made AK 47 rifle, two dane guns, eight rounds of 9mm ammunition, seven live cartridges and five shells of expended cartridges.

“The items were recovered from where they were earlier buried in the criminals’ compound”.

Meanwhile, troops of the division, while on clearance operation around the Dogon Daji-Saulawa general area in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area, also engaged criminals in a gun duel, recovering a G3 rifle, 16 motorcycles, two locally made guns, and a mobile phone.

“The General Officer Commanding (GOC), 1 Division Nigerian Army and Force Commander, Operation Whirl Punch, Maj.-Gen. Valentine Okoro, has charged the troops to sustain the tempo and clear all criminal elements from the division’s areas of responsibility,” Yahaya added.


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