Nigerian Army has recovered 517 arms from terrorists in Plateau and Kaduna States.
Gatekeepers News reports that the General Officer Commanding 3rd Division Nigeria Army, Major General Ibrahim Ali, said the recovered arms consists of small arms and light weapons.
Ali disclosed this during a press briefing in Jos on Thursday.
He thereafter handed over the small arms and light weapons to the National Centre for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons at the headquarters of Operation Safe Haven in Jos.
Ali said, “The operational successes recorded by troops of Operation Safe Haven recently have led to the recovery of 517 small arms and light weapons from criminal elements. These comprise 40 automatic weapons and 477 locally fabricated firearms.
“The automatic weapons include 26xAK 47 rifle, 1x FN rifle, 2x Beretta rifle, 3x G3 rifle, 6x Beretta pistol, 1x Harris Burg pistol, and 1 x SMG.”
According to him, “The locally fabricated weapons comprise 183 x locally fabricated rifles, 163 x dane guns, 102 x locally fabricated pistols, and 19 x locally fabricated SMG. Others include 6 x single Barrel Guns and 1 x pump action.”
The Zonal Coordinator, North Central, National Centre for the Control of Small Arms, Major Gen. Hamza Bature (retd.), while receiving the weapons appreciated the troops.
Bature, therefore, urged the public to always give necessary information to mop out illegal firearms from the hands of the public.