The Nigerian Army has said troops on Operation Harbin Kunama II in southern parts of Kaduna state recovered large caches of arms and ammunition on Saturday 22nd April.
A statement by Army spokesman, Brigadier General Sani Usman said the recently launched Operation by the Nigerian Army to check violence in the southern parts of Kaduna State also cover some forests in Bauchi, Kano and Plateau States.
He said the discovery was made when troops embarked on cordon and search of Goska, Dangoma, Angwan Fari and Bakin Kogi general area of Southern Kaduna State.
He said during the operation, the troops recovered 73 Dane Guns, 4 Locally Made Rifles, 1 Locally Made Machine Gun and 1 Locally Made Pistol.
Usman added that others items include 260 Cartridges, 14 rounds of 7.62mm Ammunition, 63 rounds of 9mm ammunition, 1 Locally made Small Machine Gun Magazine, a pair of worn out military boot and some quantities of assorted Improvised Ammunition and Pyrotechnics hidden in dug out pits.
He said while efforts are ongoing to track down the owners of the arms and ammunition, it is imperative to state the good people of the area have been very supportive and cooperate fully with the military which led to this unprecedented finding.
He noted that, “similarly, in Sector 1 of the Operation which covers Kano State, troops in conjunction with other security agencies are carrying out operations in suspected armed bandits camps in Falgore forest. The operation is ongoing.”