Troops eliminate gunrunners, recover weapons at Sokoto border
Troops of the Nigerian Army, operating around Sabo Birni border town of Sokoto state on Tuesday, neutralised three gunrunners and recovered weapons.
A statement by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima on Wednesday said the operation followed “a credible information of gunrunners moving weapons on foot from Niger Republic into Nigeria around 11pm.
“The highly vigilant troops mounted a successful ambush along the suspected route, close to Garin Naimaimai village and neutralised the three gunrunners. Items recovered include RPG bombs and RPG chargers, machine gun, AK47 assault rifle and other accessories as well as different calibre of assorted ammunition,” the statement reads.
According to statement, the Chief of Army Staff, Maj Gen Faruk Yahaya “commended the troops and urged them to sustain operational in dominating all the illegal routes around the border areas with Niger Republic to frustrate any movement of weapons and ammunition into the country.”