1. It is noteworthy to state that the on going Operation WHIRL PUNCH is achieving successes in all formations of Headquarters, 1 Division Nigerian Army. The latest being the interception and arrest of a notorious gun runner called RABI’U AKILU. He was arrested at the Garoji Army Check point in Bargu general area of New Bussa LGA of Niger state on 22 November 2018.

2. Acting on intelligence and careful trail, the vehicle was intercepted and the following items were discovered:
a. 21 fabricated locally made single barrels.
b. 15 fabricated locally made barrels Ghana made.
c. 10 fabricated locally made pistols.
d. 343 Cartridges.
e. One Toyota Corolla with registration number ZUR 416 DX KEBBI.

3. Mr Rabi’u Akilu hails from Dangulbi village of Maru LGA of Zamfara state. He is currently assisting security operatives in the investigation.

4. The general public, especially motorists are requested to please cooperate with the troops during any stop and search operation and continue to volunteer information on the activities of the criminals in the society.

5. The troops under Operation WHIRL PUNCH will continue to ensure safety passage on the roads and major highways, as well as elimination of bandits, kidnappers and cattle rustlers in our Area of Operations. The pictures of the recovered items are hereby attached.

You are please requested to disseminate this information to the general public through you reputable media house.

Grateful for your usual cooperation and understanding.

Colonel Muhammad Dole
Deputy Director
Army Public Relations
1 Division NA

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