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Troops burst gun factory in Plateau

On Wednesday, Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) said that troops under Hakorin Damisa IV uncovered a gun factory in a building in Pakachi Village, Mangu local government area, Plateau State.
According to the operation, one person was detained in the building, and numerous rifles and ammo were discovered.

The discovery of the weapons factory coincides with security authorities’ efforts to restore law and order in the Mangu general area, where a communal crisis has recently resulted in the loss of life and property.

Captain Oya James, the operation’s spokesperson, stated that the gun factory was uncovered during a clearance operation by troops on rough hilly terrain.

He said, “Troops of the operation discovered an isolated structure which turned out to be a weapons fabrication factory situated on a high ground in the village.

“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.

“Items recovered from the facility include: 5 AK 47 Rifles, 4 AK 47 Magazines, 11 Rounds of 7.62mm Ammunition, 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 , 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,” he explained.

Captain James said, “The successful operation was a testament to the commitment of the troops in collaboration with other security agencies in the fight against illegal arms proliferation and criminal activities within our communities.”


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