By Chuks Oyema-Aziken
Troops of 93 Battalion, 13 Brigade, Nigerian Army, on exercise AYEM AKPATUMA (Cat Race) have recovered a pump action rifle in Bantaje ward of Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State.
The Army in a statement said that investigation revealed the rifle was displayed for sale but was abandoned by suspected gun runners, who ran away on sighting troops on patrol.
The statement further disclosed that the suspects who are now at large, were involved in gun running in Bantaje general area.
“The public, especially the residents of the areas where Exercise AYEM AKPATUMA is taking place are advised to continue to cooperate with the troops by providing useful information and to report any suspected movement by individual or group to the military or law enforcement agencies in their area,” the statement added.