Maj-Gen Abdusalam Abubakar displaying the recovered weapons in Jos on Monday Photo:
The Nigerian Military says it recovered 130 illegal weapons in Plateau State and its environs as well as other areas of its joint operations.
The Commander Operations of the Special Military Task Force, Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) Maj-Gen Abdusalam Abubakar stated this during the handover of the recovered weapons to the National Centre for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons (NCCSALW) on Monday in Jos.
According to Maj-Gen Abubakar, troops deployed all necessary apparatus both both kinetic and non-kinetic to achive the feat.
He said the military remains committed to ensuring peace returns to all soft spots in the country.
”Our troops have remained resolute in checkmating all forms of crime and violence; troops have equally maintained an offensive posture, conducting several kinetic operations, leading to huge recovery of illagle weapons. On the whole, the operational success recorded by troops of OPSH led to the recovery of 130 small arms and light weapons from criminal elements.” he stated.
He listed the recovered weapons to include 29 dane guns, 53 fabricated revolver rifles, 14 AK-47 rifles, one English pistol, 21 locally fabricated pistols, one G3 rifle and eight locally fabricated AK-47 rifles,.
Others are nine Harris burg pistols, two locally fabricated SMG, 28 AK-47 and three locally fabricated magazines, one RPG7 tube, four RPG7 rockets with chargers, 1,522 rounds of ammunitions, and 500 rounds of 9mm ammunition.
Maj-Gen Abubakar assured the public that the military will continue the onslaught on criminals in a professional manner to efficiently tackle criminal elements.
Writing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade; Editing by Adeniyi Bakare