© 2018 - International Centre for Investigative Reporting
Army Discovers Boko Haram Armoury, In Borno, Recovers Ammunition, Money
The Nigeria Army says it has arrested many terrorists and recovered ammunition and money, including foreign currency, in raids on several of their camps in Borno State.
A statement released by the director defence information, Chris Olukolade, a major-general, said that troops captured a massive armoury with arms and ammunition in a Boko Haram camp which was invaded Friday night, as part of ongoing counter terrorists operations.
“The large quantities of weapons recovered in the raid are still being evacuated from the scene of the night raid where several terrorists died,” he said.
The Army also said substantial sums of money in different currencies and denominations were also recovered from the camps and that a total of seven terrorists were captured in the operations which left a soldier dead and others injured
The defence spokesman said those arrested in the encounter are providing useful information towards the discovery of other hide outs of the daring terrorists.
He added that the terrorists are now desperate to either free or kill their detained members, with a view to avenging or preventing from further revelations about their operations and hide outs.
“More bodies of fleeing terrorists have been discovered along the routes of their escape. Troops morale and fighting spirit have been further boosted by the outcome of the operations so far,” the statement said.
Similar operations also took place in coordination with the troops of Multi-National Joint Task Force in other camps located in the outskirts of Duguri, Polkime, Malafatori and other locations around the fringes of Lake Chad.