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Troops uncover illegal weapon factory in Plateau, arrest suspect

Troops uncover illegal weapon factory in Plateau, arrest suspect
Troops of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), has uncovered an illegal weapons manufacturing factory in Pakachi community of Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau.
Capt. James Oya, the Media Officer of the operation disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Jos.
Oya explained that the troops also recovered various types of arms and ammunition and arrested one suspect during the operation.
”In our determination to clear troubled areas of Plateau from criminal activities, our troops during a clearance operations on rugged mountainous terrain discovered an isolated structure which turned out to be a weapon fabrication factory situated on a high ground at Pakachi village of Mangu
”During the operation, a significant number of illicit firearms and related equipment were recovered and one suspect apprehended.
”The alleged owner of the facility, Mr Nuhu Meshach, is currently at large and efforts are underway to bring him to justice,”he said.
The media officer said some of the recovered weapons include, five AK-47 Rifles, four AK-47 magazines, 11 rounds of 7.62mm and five rounds of 9mm ammunition, 21 dane gun, four revolver rifles and 11 Pistols with five magazines.
He added that other weapons recovered were 17 gun barrels, six rounds of 0.44 inch ammunition, a carbide cylinder with accessories and six drilling machines, among others.
Oya said that the suspect, alongside the recovered rifles and other items, were  currently in the custody of the troops for further investigation.
He described the successful operation as a testament to the commitment of the troops in collaboration with other security agencies in the ongoing fight against the proliferation of arms and other criminal activities in the state.(NAN

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