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MURIC hails military for uncovering gun-making factory in Kaduna

Akintola described the military operation as a significant eye-opener to unmask those behind the violence in the state.

The Nigerian military (Credit: Google)

Prof. Ishaq Akintola, the Executive Director, MURIC, said this in a statement on Monday in Abuja. Akintola described the military operation as a major breakthrough and a significant eye-opener in the efforts of security agencies and the Kaduna State Government to unmask those behind the violence in the state.

“A gun-making factory was discovered in Kafanchan, Jemaah Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Friday, Sept. 22. Different types of guns ranging from rifles, shot guns, AK 47 rifles, sub-machine guns, pistols and ammunition were found by soldiers of Operation Safe Haven.

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‘’Also found were police and army uniforms. Among those arrested were Napoleon John and Monday Dunia.

“We commend the Nigerian Army for this discovery. It marks a major breakthrough and a significant eye-opener in the efforts of security agencies to unmask those behind the violence in Kaduna State.

“This discovery is another indubitable proof of the world-class quality of Nigerian soldiers. Our soldiers are gallant professionals. We are proud of them. Given the necessary equipment, motivation and welfare, no army in the world can outclass them,’’ he said.

He added: “We charge the security agencies to relentlessly pursue the matter and to leave no stone unturned until all the suspects are rounded up, prosecuted and punished according to the laws of the land. The integrity of the army in particular is at stake here. They must realise that the culprits have a lot of sympathisers in the most unexpected places. The army must not allow any cover up or sabotage.’’

“We invite the Kaduna State government to assign the state Ministry of Justice to liaise with the soldiers of Operation Safe Haven and the state police command for easy close-marking of the matter until it gets to a logical conclusion. The law must be allowed to take its due course.

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“The public is interested in the outcome of this investigation and the subsequent prosecution. There must be no moonlight tales of dramatic or mysterious escapes. Nigerians will hold the army accountable. Any prolonged interregnum is suspect. Only regular updates will de-escalate this growing tension.”

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