The defence headquarters on thursday announced that the Nigerian Army, Operation SAHEL SANITY, arrested international illegal arms smuggling syndicate that supplies arms and ammunition to bandits in the North Western part of the country.
The three suspects who are Nigerien citizens, according to the Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, were intercepted at Dantudu in Mailailai District of Sabon Birni LGA of Sokoto State with 6 AK 47 Rifles, 3 AK 47 Rifle magazines and 2,415 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition concealed in various parts of their vehicle.
According to him, “it therefore goes to show that some of the security challenges in the country have external influence. The suspects are currently in custody undergoing preliminary investigation before being handed over to the prosecuting agency”.
Speaking further during the weekly media briefing with Defence Correspondents, Enenche disclosed that troops at the various theatres of war have stepped up the clampdown on terror groups.