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Nigerian security forces have discovered an arms store at Effium in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

Nigerian security forces have discovered an arms store at
Effium in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.


An intelligence source told Oniftv Nigerian security forces have discovered an arms store at
Effium in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. on Saturday that a
combined team of agents stormed the location of the
arsenal.
The sting operation was carried out by the Department of
State Services (DSS) and the Nigerian Army.
Items recovered included AK-47 rifles, one G3 rifle, one
pump action rifle, one double barrel dane gun, five single
barrel dane guns, two locally made pistols, and one locally
made revolver pistol.
Also found were nearly 600 different calibers of ammunition
inclusive of those for General Purpose Machine Gun
(GPMG).
Suspects arrested during the operation have been taken into
custody for interrogation and prosecution.
Locals believe the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and
sponsors of the Ezza-Effium crisis are owners of the
stockpile.
Witnesses said four persons apprehended during the raid
were alleged members of the group.
They added that a shrine which served as a protective
shield for IPOB and others was uncovered.
DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya, did not confirm or refute
the operation.
He said it is not out of place for the security arm to
collaborate with the Army and other law enforcement
agencies.
Afunanya assured of DSS commitment to maintain the
internal security of Nigeria.
Last week, Ebonyi State Government constituted a judicial
commission of inquiry for the Ezza-Effium communal war.
A number of citizens have been killed in recurring clashes.
The general area remains volatile.

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