Thursday 7 March 2013

Nigerian Army Discovers Illegal Arms Depot in Kaduna


The Nigerian Army Tuesday, 5th March, 2013, confirmed the uncovering of illegal arms depot and seizure of weapons and bomb-making devices at a politician’s residence in Kaduna.

 In a statement from 1 Division of the Nigerian Army, Kaduna, the Internal Security Force, led by Brigadier General TC Ude said six AK 47 assault rifles, some ammunitions and bomb making devices were found following an operation by the Nigerian troops in the home of a serving politician, Hussain Dei Dei near Dalet barracks in Kawo area of Kaduna city. The statement revealed that the raid was carried out on at about 5.30pm, following intelligence report in the area.

The statement added that two men, two women and five children were arrested during the operation.

Apart from six AK 47 assault rifles, the military listed the following items as part of the weapons recovered:

- One light Machine Gun.
-One teargas Launcher.
-Twenty Seven Loaded and Seventeen empty AK 47 magazines.
-One FN Rifle Magazine.
-Five Sub-Machine Gun Magazines.
- Four Pistols Magazines.
-One loaded Light-Machine Gun Magazine.
-Two Hundred and Seventy Five (275) rounds of 7.62 mm (NATO Ammunition).
-Seven Hundred and Sixty Five (765) Rounds of 7.62 mm Special Ammunition.
-Fifty Eight (58) Rounds of 9mm Ammunition.
-One Hundred and Twenty Five pieces of Detonator-33.
-Two Reels of Detonating Cords.
-Nine Small Cans of Prepared IED.
-One paint Can of Prepared IED.
-Nine pieces of 9-Volt Batteries.
-Three Bags of White Chemical substance.
-Five pieces of Remote Control Switches.
-One Reel of Firing Cable.
-Six pieces of Assorted Car Plate Numbers.

The statement appealed to the members of the public to cooperate with the army to fish out terror cells in Kaduna.

“We would like to seize this opportunity to solicit for more information about these terrorists and to assure you that every information received will be treated with absolute confidentiality”, he assured.

“Once more, let me assure the good peoples of Kaduna State in particular and Nigerians that the Nigerian Army in collaboration with other Security Agencies, will not relent on its efforts at ensuring the safety of lives and properties of the good citizens of our dear nation,” Brigadier General Ude, reiterated.

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