Troops Neutralize 3 Gunrunners, Recover Weapons In Sokoto Border Town - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE

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Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Troops Neutralize 3 Gunrunners, Recover Weapons In Sokoto Border Town

 


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Nigerian Army troops operating around Sabo Birni border town of Sokoto State neutralised three gunrunners and recovered weapons from them.

This was made possible following a credible information of gunrunners moving weapons on foot from Niger Republic into Nigeria around 11pm.

The Director Army Public Relations,
Brigadier General Mohmmed Yerima, in a statement on Wednesday said the gunrunners were neutralised on Tuesday.

He added that the highly vigilant troops mounted a successful ambush along the suspected route close to Garin Naimaimai Village and neutralised the 3 gunrunners. 

He listed RPG bombs and RPG chargers, machine gun, AK47 assault rifle  and other accessories as well as different calibre of assorted ammunition as items recovered from them.

The Director Army Public Relations also quoted the Chief of Army Staff Maj Gen Faruk Yahaya as commending the efforts of the troops and urged them to sustain operational in dominating all the illegal routes around the border areas with Niger Republic to frustrate any movement of weapons and ammunition into the country.






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