Soldiers prevent kidnapping attempt in Taraba after intercepting gun runner

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Troops from the Nigerian Army and local vigilantes in the Taraba state allegedly caught a gun runner.

Mansir Mohammed was apprehended in Jalingo Motor Park on charges of allegedly providing terrorists with weapons.

This was said on Monday in Abuja by Maj.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, the Director of Army Public Relations.

The forces, according to Nwachukwu, not only eliminated a terrorist but also thwarted an attempt at kidnapping.

Following Mohammed’s arrest, other members of his syndicate were apprehended, and a Semi-Automatic Pump Action gun was recovered, according to him.

Additionally, he mentioned that a Peugeot automobile, five mobile phones, N45,000, and a locally made rifle were all found.

Two suspected terrorists were apprehended by the troops in a separate operation at Miyande Village, Takum Local Government Area of the state, according to Nwachukwu. The suspects were found hiding automatic guns beneath a motorcycle seat.

In addition to a motorcycle and five rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, he mentioned that they seized one AK-47 rifle.

Meanwhile, in Zaki-Biam Town, Zaki-Biam Local Government Area, Benue, military responded to a distress call and managed to stop a kidnapping attempt.

The intervention saw the neutralization of one kidnapper and the recovery of a Beretta Pistol along with four rounds of nine rounds of ammo.

“The successes of these operations highlight the steadfast determination of the Nigerian Army to eliminate insurgency and terrorism as part of its mission to guarantee national security.

According to him, it is crucial for the public to remain behind our military while they carry out their missions.

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