Troops raid Boko Haram enclave, recover arms and ammunition

Posted by News Express | 1 August 2016 | 1,460 times

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The Nigerian Army has disclosed that its troops conducted raids at Gamboru town in the early hours of Sunday following a tip-off.

The troops, according to a statement issued on Sunday and signed by Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman “recovered three AK-56 rifles and two AK-L rifles with registration numbers; AK-L-AGB 1172, AK-L PU2879, AK-56-2556688, AK-56-22622832 and AK-56-22622315, respectively. They also recovered 235 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition and seven AK-56 rifle magazines. 

“The Nigerian Army wishes to commend those good citizens that alerted the military for the timely and useful information that led to this recovery.

“This is the type of cooperation and support we always require from citizens of this country to enable us clear the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists. We wish to reiterate the need for all to be more vigilant, security conscious and report any suspicious movements or persons to the nearest security agency.”

•Photo shows Nigerian troops on the offensive against Boko Haram.


Source: News Express

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