Army averts communal clash in Gombe, nabs 10, recovers AK-47, others

Tue Jul 10th, 2018 - Abuja (FCT)

By Kingsley Omonobi

ABUJA—The Nigerian Army said, yesterday, that its troops of 301 Artillery Regiment (General Support) have averted a communal clash over a disputed land between Biliri and Shongom Local Government areas of Gombe State following a timely intervention.

The troops mobilised to the troubled spots on getting information about the impending crisis, arresting 10 suspects believed to be the masterminds of the trouble.

Items recovered include one AK-47 rifle loaded with 28 rounds of 7.62 mm (Special) ammunition, one G3 rifle loaded with 21 rounds of 7.62 mm (Special) ammunition and one double-barrelled gun.

Others are 10 locally-fabricated guns, 39 cartridges, three knives, four knock out bangers, one round of 9mm ammunition, bottles of gun powder, locally-fabricated rounds and assorted charms.

A statement by Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, Director, Army Public Relations, urged the public to report any suspicious movements or activities.

The Army also said its attention has been drawn to the activities of a syndicate trying to defraud members of the public, saying “recruitment into the Nigerian Army is free and no intermediary is required before being recruited into the Army.”




source: Vanguard