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Army Busts Gun Factory in Plateau

According to him, one suspect was apprehended in the building while the facility’s owner is currently at large.

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A gun factory at a building in Pakachi Village, Mangu local government area of Plateau State, has been discovered by troops of Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH), operating under HAKORIN DAMISA IV.

The spokesperson of the operation, Captain Oya James, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, said the gun factory was discovered during a clearance operation by troops on rugged mountainous terrain, and a large number of firearms and ammunition were found.

According to him, one suspect was apprehended in the building while the facility’s owner is currently at large.

He said: “Troops of the operation discovered an isolated structure, which turned out to be a weapons fabrication factory situated on a high ground in the village.

“The operation resulted in the arrest of Mr. Tapshak Plangji, a 25-year-old male suspected to be involved in the illegal activities at the factory.

“The alleged owner of the facility, Mr. Nuhu Meshack, is currently at large, and efforts are underway to bring him to justice.

“Items recovered from the facility include: 5 AK 47 rifles, 4 AK 47 magazines, 11 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, 9 rounds of 9mm ammunition, 21 dane guns, 4 revolver rifles, 11 pistols with 5 magazines, 17 gun barrels, and 6 rounds of 0.44 inch ammunition.

Other items are a carbide cylinder with accessories, 3 saws, 12 filing machines, 4 hammers, 6 manual drilling machines, 2 electrically operated filing machines, 2 G-clamps, one spraying machine, one tiger generator, and assorted drilling irons.

“The successful operation was a testament to the commitment of the troops in collaboration with other security agencies in the fight against illegal arms proliferation and criminal activities within our communities.”

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