Troops of 1 Division of Nigerian Army operating in the launched Operation HARBIN KUNAMA II on Saturday recovered large cache of arms and ammunition in southern part of Kaduna State.
Confirming the report in statement on Sunday, Director Army Public Relations Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman 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. “The recently launched Operation HARBIN KUNAMA II by the Nigerian Army in Southern part of Kaduna State which will cover some forests in Bauchi, Kano and Plateau States has started to yield the desired result as troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army recover large cache of arms and ammunition in southern part of Kaduna State on Saturday 22nd April 2017. 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” Usman said.
The Army spokesman further stated that the troops recovered 73 Dane Guns, 4 Locally Made Rifles, 1 Locally Made Machine Gun and 1 Locally Made Pistol, 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 during the operation. “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” Usman siad.
He added that troops in conjunction with other security agencies are carrying out operations in suspected armed bandits camps in Falgore forest in Sector 1 of the operation which covers Kano State. “The operation is ongoing” Usman said.