Troops burst illegal armoury, recover weapons

The Nigerian military troops operating in Ughelli, Delta State, said that they have recovered cache of arms and ammunition from an illegal armoury, located at Olota Community and some adjoining communities in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State.

In a post on its official X account @HQNigerianArmy, the military said that it received an “actionable intelligence” that led  to the raiding of the said armoury. In the release, the army stated, too, that the armoury was “concealed in the residence of one Mr Kenneth, a notorious gunrunner.”

“A search of the armoury yielded one G3 Rifle, 853 rounds of 7.62mm NATO, and 19 rounds of 7.62mm special.

“The operation further extended to other adjoining locations within the community, resulting in the discovery of four G3 Rifles and magazines, one Pump Action Semi Automatic Gun, 3 Sub-Machine Guns (SMG) and Magazines, as well as 476 Live Cartridges.”

Seized ammunition

Other recoveries are “five (5) locally fabricated guns, a large plastic bag containing substance suspected to be cannabis sativa, and two speed boats, fixed with 75 Horsepower outboard engines.”

“The troops also apprehended three suspects during the operation,” the army said.

The Nigerian Army remains resolute in sanitizing and mopping up illicit munitions in possession of criminal elements in the region, as it works tirelessly to maintain peace and security for all law-abiding citizens.

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