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Troops arrest 2 terrorist suppliers, recover weapons, motorcycles

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Following credible intelligence, troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army in the early hours of Tuesday 24 October 2023 arrested two terrorists collaborators and ammunition suppliers in Awon general area of Kachia Local Government Area in Kaduna State.

The criminals were arrested in their various houses around Awon based on intelligence from a previously arrested collaborator who has been in troops custody.

The arrested criminals are Shuaibu Lawan and Salihu Usman.

Items recovered include one locally made AK 47 rifle, 2 dane guns, 8 rounds of 9mm ammunition, 7 live cartridges and 5 shells of expended cartridges.

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The items were recovered from where they were earlier buried in the criminals’ compound.

In another operation the same day, troops of the Division while on clearance operation around Dogon daji-Saulawa general area in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area made contact with terrorists and criminal elements.

Troops engaged the criminals in a gun duel forcing them to scamper in disarray due to troops superior fire power. Items recovered include a G3 rifle, 16 Motorcycles, 2 locally made guns and a phone.

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The General Officer Commanding 1 Division Nigerian Army and Force Commander Operation WHIRL PUNCH, Major General Valentine Okoro has charged the troops to sustain the tempo and rid all criminal elements from the Division’s Area of Responsibility.

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