Posted by News Express | 11 July 2014 | 3,989 times
Nigerian troops have taken over underground armouries belonging to Boko Haram after flushing out the terrorists from Balmo, the forest that stretches from Bauchi to Jigawa and to the precints of Sambisa Forest in Borno State.
“The mopping up operations in Balmo forest is yielding more discoveries of arms stockpiled in underground cells in the forest,” Defence Headquarters, Abuja, said this afternoon.
“Troops who have been excavating various sites in the forest in search of hidden weapons, have so far recovered over 10 rifles along with parts and accessories as well as more than 80 General Purpose Machine Guns, tubes of Rocket Propelled Grenades and Launchers, cables, wires and thousands of rounds of assorted ammunition. Also recovered in the search are uniforms of security agencies including protective clothing,” DHQ said in a statement.
It added that suspects captured in the forest have been taken into custody and are volunteering information linking the activities in the forest with other terrorist activities in the country.
“The mopping up operation continues,” DHQ said.
•Photo shows some of the weapons recovered from Boko Haram’s underground armouries by Nigerian troops.
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