Army Troops Bust Gun Manufacturing Factory, Recover Dangerous Weapons In Kaduna

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Troops of Operation Safe Heaven, OPSH, have uncovered a gun manufacturing factory in Kafanchan, Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State.


In a statement posted on Friday via its verified X handle, the Nigerian Army confirmed that the operation followed the resolve of the OPSH commander, Major General Abdulsalam Abubakar, to deal decisively with sponsors and perpetrators of crime.

The operation, which took place from Thursday night until Friday morning, led to the recovery of several dangerous weapons.

According to the statement, the discovery followed a week-long intelligence operation that led to the capture of a wanted gunrunner Napoleon John.

It stated that the suspect, who confessed to the crime, led troops to a concealed factory where arms of different calibre were sold by another miscreant identified as Monday Dunia, who confessed to having been in the business for more than five years, fuelling the crisis in Kaduna and neighbouring Plateau State.

The statement reads, “A thorough search of the factory led to the recovery of 22 different weapons including 7 pistols, 2 locally fabricated AK 47 rifles, 2 military grade AK 47 rifles and 9 revolvers. Others include one submachine gun, rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, machine tools and a gas cylinder.

“They recovered 2 x AK-47 Rifles, 2 x revolver rifles, live rounds of 9mm and 7.62 ammunitions, 6 x dangerous daggers, one x hacker axe, several empty cases of 7.62mm special rounds, 2 mobile phones, one fragmental jacket, 2 Police uniforms, one military camouflage trousers, one ammunition magazine carrier, one pistol holster, one military grade camel pouch, one police combat helmet, 2 masks, 4 identity cards, gunpowder, shrapnels, charms and amulets. Also recovered were machine tools and other equipment”.

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