The Nigerian Army says it has recovered a lot of arms and ammunition in Southern Kaduna in its recently-launched Operation Harbin Kunama II.
Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier-General Sani Kukasheka Usman revealed that the operation which also covers some forests in Plateau, Kano and Bauchi states, made the discovery when troops of the 1 Division, Nigeria Army embarked on a cordon and search mission at Gwaska, Dangoma, Barkin Kogi and Angwar Far areas of Southern Kaduna.
“During the operation,” said Usman,” the troops recovered 73 dane guns, four locally-made rifles, one locally-made machine gun and one locally-made pistol.
“Others include 260 cartridges, 14 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, 63 rounds of 9mm ammunition, one locally made small machine gun magazine, a pair of worn-out military boots and some quantities of assorted improvised ammunition and pyrotechnics hidden in dug out pits.”
While thanking the people of Southern Kaduna for their support and co-operation in enabling the military achieve such unprecedented feat, Gen Usman revealed that investigations are on-going to ascertain and track down the owners of the recovered arms and ammunition.