Military Apprehends Suspected Gun Runners, Recovers arms and Ammunition in Sokoto and Zamfara

Olayemi Esan, Abuja 

The Military has apprehended 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 Sokoto State were arrested on Sunday. 

The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.

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

He said, 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. 

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

"Items recovered include one motorcycle,  four magazines and two cell phones". he said.

Eneche also added that, 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. 

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