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PICTURES: Army intercepts two gunrunners with NATO ammunition in Sokoto

Men of the Nigeria Army have intercepted two suspected gunrunners in Tangaza local government area of Sokoto state .

Members of the vigilante in the local government were first to have sighted the suspects and invited men of the Nigeria army on operation in the local government.

Heavy weapons that include one Light Machine Gun, 4 AK47 rifle magazines, 586 rounds of 7.62mm NATO ammunition, 100 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition and one motorcycle were recovered from the suspects.

Tangaza local government has come under the attacks of unknown gunmen suspected to be armed bandits operating in surrounding villages and neighbouring Niger Republic

A recent attack claimed the lives of two police officers including the Divisional Police Officers of Tangaza police division.

Meanwhile, the Army Public Relations officer at the 8th division Army headquarters Sokoto did not reply the call to his mobile phone to confirm the arrest of the suspects.

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