Troops Nab Notorious Gunrunners, Recover Arms, Ammunition in Plateau, kaduna

Troops of 3 Division/Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH) have arrested notorious gunrunners, bandits, arms couriers, and recovered arms and ammunition in several intelligence-driven operations carried out in Plateau and Kaduna States within the last week.

On 21 June 2024, troops conducted an operation in Pandam forest, Qua’anpan Local Government Area of Plateau State, recovering 3 AK-47 rifles, 5 AK-47 magazines, and 75 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition.

On the same day, in a combined operation with a sister security agency, troops arrested a notorious gunrunner along Riyom-Abuja Road in Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State.

The suspect was transporting 35 AK-47 magazines to another gunrunner previously arrested in Kano State on 20 June 2024.

Further information led to the arrest of the major arms supplier at Manchok in Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

In the home of the major gunrunner, troops recovered the 35 AK-47 magazines, 60 rounds of 7.62mm (Special), 3 Bajaj motorcycles, 3 mobile phones, and items suspected to be local charms.

The general public is appreciated for providing credible information, and the populace is urged to continue cooperating with security agencies to ensure a crime-free environment.