Three suspected gunrunners have been killed with their weapons recovered in a border town in Sokoto State.
This is contained in a statement by Brig General Mohammed Yerima, Director, Army Public Relations.
The operation followed credible information of gunrunners moving weapons on foot from the Niger Republic into Nigeria around 11 pm.
“The highly vigilant troops mounted a successful ambush along the suspected route close to Garin Naimaimai Village and neutralised the 3 gunrunners.
“Items recovered include RPG bombs and RPG chargers, machine gun, AK47 assault rifle and other accessories as well as different calibre of assorted ammunition.
“The Chief of Army Staff Maj Gen Faruk Yahaya commended the efforts of the troops and urged them to sustain operational in dominating all the illegal routes around the border areas with Niger Republic to frustrate any movement of weapons and ammunition into the country.”