Thursday, June 3, 2021

Police: how we uncovered AK- 47 production factory


 A local AK-47 fabrication factory has been uncovered by the police in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State.Two suspects belived to be behind the factory were paraded.

The Nation

Seventy nine others, suspected to be kidnappers, bandits, armed robbers,   gun runners, and producers of fake number plates were also paraded by the police.

The police also yesterday said the killers of Mr. Christopher Dega, a retired Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG), who was Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom’s security adviser, traced him to a restaurant in Jos, Plateau State where he was killed.

The names of the weapon fabricators were given as Joe Michael and Iliya Bulus.

Force spokesman Frank Mba told reporters that the suspects were arrested by operatives of the  Intelligence Response Team (IRT) and Special Tactical Squad (STS)  in various places across the country.

Mba, a commissioner of Police, expressed concern that the locally-fabricated AK-47 was fast becoming the weapon of choice for criminals. He said the development portends a great danger to the security of the nation.

Mba described  the Jos- fabricated Ak-47  as a masterpiece that would require extra knowledge of an expert to differentiate it from the ones made in Europe.

He said during the raid on the factory, 20 pieces of  the gun   were recovered by the operatives, who for a long time, were on the trail of the suspects.

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