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Army Ambushes Boko Haram, Recovers Cache Of Arms In Gamboru
The Nigerian Army on Sunday said it had recovered cache of arms and ammunition in Gamboru.
The acting Director, Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, made this known in a statement released on Sunday in Abuja.
The statement said the troops conducted raids at Gamboru town early on Sunday morning following a tip off.
“The troops recovered 3 AK-56 rifles and 2 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 7 AK-56 rifle magazines.
The Army commended the good citizens that alerted supplied them with 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 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,’’ the statement said.
The army spokesman also said that troops on Operation LAFIYA DOLE on Saturday night carried out successful ambush against Boko Haram terrorists at a crossing point off Damboa road.
“The ambush party decisively dealt with the terrorists riding on bicycles at a crossing point off Damboa-Kubwa road towards Multe village axis. The team killed one terrorist, while others escaped with gunshot wounds,” Usman stated.
“The troops recovered 1 AK-47 rifle with registration number 565907530 and14 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition, a wooden Dane Gun shaped to the resemblance of an AK-47rifle, 1 fabricated double-barrelled pistol and 4 bicycles.”