An alleged gunrunner has been arrested and two assault weapons recovered from him, the Defence Headquarters said on Tuesday.
Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, the spokesman for the military, said this in a statement.
Recovered were “two AK 47 assault rifles with 38 rounds of 7.62mm”. The arrest, he said, happened while troops were “on clearance operation at suspected armed bandits hideout in Rigachikun general area of Kaduna State on 19 March 2018”.
“Due to criminal activities taking place at the Rigachikun forest and environ the Army placed high surveillance in the general area to deny criminal freedom of operation.
“The success recorded so far is a proactive measures taking by the Army to dominate the general area and fish out criminals that are carrying out kidnapping, armed robbery and cattle rustling.”