Gun Factory Busted in Plateau State, Troops Recover Arms


The security forces of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) have successfully raided a gun-making factory and seized a significant cache of weapons and ammunition in the Mangu local government area.

According to a statement by Captain Oya James, the Media Information Officer for OPSH, the factory was discovered during a meticulous sweep operation in a hilly region. Situated atop a high point in Pakachi Village, the lone building concealed a clandestine operation responsible for manufacturing illegal firearms.

During the operation, a substantial number of illegal firearms and related items were recovered, and authorities arrested one suspect. The statement named the detained individual as 25-year-old Tapshak Plangji, believed to be an active participant in the unlawful activities conducted at the factory.

Meanwhile, Mr. Nuhu Meshack, the alleged owner of the factory, remains at large as security forces intensify efforts to apprehend him.

The statement detailed an extensive list of items confiscated from the factory, including: 5 AK 47 rifles, 4 AK 47 magazines, 11 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, 5 rounds of 9mm ammunition, 21 Dane guns, 4 revolver rifles, 11 pistols with 5 magazines, 17 gun barrels, 6 rounds of 0.44-inch ammunition, a carbide cylinder with accessories, 3 saws, and 12 filing machines.

In addition, authorities seized 4 hammers, 6 manual drilling machines, 2 electrically operated filing machines, 2 clamps, one spraying machine, one Tiger generator, and various drilling irons. Both Mr. Plangji and the recovered weapons and items are now in the custody of the troops for further investigation.

The statement emphasized the dedication of the troops and their collaborative efforts with other security agencies in combating the production and distribution of illegal arms, as well as criminal activities within the communities.

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