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Army Uncovers Gun Manufacturing Factory in Delta, Arrest 8 Family Members



Cache of arms and ammunition discovered in Delta

By Oghenero Egweree

The 63 Brigade of the Nigeria Army has discovered weapons manufacturing factory in Delta, with a capacity to produce ten guns per week.

The Commander 63 Brigade Brigadier General Ugochukwu Unachukwu, stated this while briefing newsmen at the illegal arms factory at Onicha Olona in Aniocha North local government area of the state.

Oghenero Eghweree, reports that eight suspects involved in the family business including the mastermind of the operation, his father, mother and sister were among those arrested at the factory.

The arms factory located in a forest has a surveillance post, a generating set connected from a remote location, an oven for melting of iron and a cache of arms and ammunition.

The Commander 63 Brigade Brigadier General Ugochukwu Unachukwu, who briefed journalists on the arrest noted the army had recovered items for the manufacturing of improvised explosive devices IEDs including shrapnels, detonators and the container.

Brigadier General Ugochukwu said the activities of the suspects was a major contributor to insecurity in the region and the country.

The commander said “In this axis it is only IPOB and Eastern security network that uses improvised explosive devices and even drones.

“A normal AK-47 magazine carries 30 rounds, but this man is modifying AK-47 magazine to carry 60 rounds.

“Anybody that is involved in act of insurgency that is against the peace and stability of Nigeria, we will get to you.”

The prime suspect twenty two year old Emmanuel Eboka, admitted to have rented some of the arms to criminal elements for set fees.

“When I repair it for them I don’t charge them, they just give me whatever is in their mind. I don’t charge them.

“My daddy said I should leave his veranda, because he is not comfortable with me being around his veranda that is why I shifted to this side (the forest).

His parents Mrs and Mrs Isioma and Angela Eboka, acknowledged they were aware of the illegal activities of their son, but denied any knowledge that he was providing arms and ammunition to criminals.

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  1. TCP Nwokedi

    March 14, 2024 at 7:40 am

    Employ him in the army and post him to Department where he can improve on the skills. That’s the kind of skills you need than spending billions of naira importing arms.

    Of bokoharams can be integrated in the army, why can’t this one’s with better skills.

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