The Defence Headquarters says troops of Operation Whirl Stroke have raided a weapon fabrication factory in Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State and arrested two suspected gunrunners.
The Director of Defence Media Operations, Musa Danmadami, in a statement on Saturday, April 29, 2023, said the troops acted on credible intelligence.
“On 28 April 2023, troops of Operation WHIRL STROKE acting on credible intelligence conducted raid operations to a weapon fabrication factory at WUKARI village in WUKARI Local Government Area of TARABA State,” the statement read.
“Troops arrested two (2) suspected gunrunners found at the the factory and recovered two (2) GPMG, one (1) KPM, four (4) AK 47 rifles, three (3) pistols, one (1) PKT, five (5) 9mm ammunitions, two (2) 7.63 x 54 ammunitions, seven (7) rifle butts and several parts of different rifles. All arrested criminals and recovered weapons and ammunition have been handed over to appropriate authorities for futher actions
“The military high command commends troops of Operation WHIRL STROKE and encourages the general public to avail troops with credible and timely information on terrorist and all criminal activities within their area.