April 15, 2024

April 15, 2024

Insecurity: Troops Bust Illegal Weapons Manufacturing Factory In Plateau

Troops of Operation Save Haven under Hakorin Damisa IV have discovered a weapon fabrication factory in Pakachi Village, Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State.

The Nigerian Army Headquarters disclosed this in a post on its official X handle on Wednesday.

The post stated that the development followed clearance operations on a rugged mountainous terrain in the area.

During the operation, the army said a significant number of illicit firearms and related equipment were recovered, while one suspect was apprehended.

“The operation resulted in the arrest of Mr. Tapshak Plangji, a 25-year-old male, suspected to be involved in the illegal activities at the factory. The alleged owner of the facility, Mr. Nuhu Meshack, is currently at large and efforts are underway to bring him to justice”, the post added.

Items recovered from the facility include: 5 AK 47 Rifles, 4 AK 47 Magazines, 11 Rounds of 7.62mm Ammunition, 5 Rounds of 9mm Ammunition, 21 Dane Guns, 4 Revolver Rifles, 11 Pistols with 5 Magazines, 17 Gun Barrels, 6 Rounds of 0.44 Inch Ammunition, A Carbide Cylinder with Accessories.

Others are; 3 Saws, 12 Filing Machines, 4 Hammers, 6 Manual Drilling Machines, 2 Electrically Operated Filing Machines, 2 G-Clamps, One Spraying Machine, One Tiger Generator and Assorted Drilling Irons.

The post said the suspect, Mr Plangji, along with the recovered rifles and other items, are currently in the custody of the troops for further investigation.

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