Among the weapons recovered are six Ak47 Rifles, one Pump Action Gun, 1,206 Rounds Of Ak47 Ammunition, seven Magazines, 28 Cartridges and 158 expended shells.
In a statement today, Sunday, by the Force Spokes man, Frank Mba, the police said that the operation was carried out by officers attached to Operation Puff adder deployed to the area.
“The recovery followed a serious exchange of gun fire encounter, between the police operatives and a heavily armed notorious criminal gang at the Akilbu Forest, off Abuja-Kaduna Expressway.
The police said that at the end of the battle nine members of the gang were arrested while two others escaped with gunshot wounds.
The statement said that one of the police operatives sustained gunshot wound and that he is presently receiving treatment in a hospital.
“Effort is being intensified to arrest the fleeing members of the gang.”
The Inspector General Police, Muhammed Adamu expressed satisfaction with the successes recorded so far in the fight against kidnapping and other heinous crimes across the Country, even as he reiterated his call for support by the public to the Police and other sister agencies.
He gave the assurance that the war against armed bandits will soon be won.