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Troops Arrest One, Burst Weapons Fabrication Factory In Plateau



Troops Arrest One, Burst Weapons Fabrication Factory In Plateau

The alleged owner of the facility, Mr. Nuhu Meshack, is currently at large

Jos, Plateau State–  Troops of Operation SAFE HAVEN under HAKORIN DAMISA IV during clearance operations burst into a weapons fabrication factory and arrested one suspect in Pakachi Village, Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State.

It was gathered that a significant number of illicit firearms and related equipment were recovered.

1707920722916In a statement on Wednesday by Nigerian Army, disclosed that the operation led to the arrest of Mr. Tapshak Plangji, a 25-year-old male, suspected to be involved in the illegal activities at the factory.

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According to the statement, the alleged owner of the facility, Mr. Nuhu Meshack, is currently at large and efforts are underway to bring him to justice.

1707920701375Items recovered from the facility include:5 AK 47 Rifles, 4 AK 47 Magazines, 11 Rounds of 7.62mm Ammunition, 5 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,  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.

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1707920711982“The suspect, Mr. Plangji, along with the recovered rifles and other items, are currently in the custody of the troops for further investigation.

“The successful operation is 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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1707920718494“It also underscores the importance of collaborative efforts between security agencies and local communities in safeguarding our nation from threats posed by illicit arms production and trafficking,” the statement read.

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