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Army Recovers Arms In Burnt Church In Borno

The Nigeria Military said Friday it had discovered a large cache of arms and ammunition hidden in the premises of a burnt church in Kalabalge local government area of Borno state.

The director of Information for the Army, Chris Olukolade, a major general, said the discovery was made when an arrested terrorist, who claims to be a Cameroonian and an arms courier for the Boko Haram terrorist group, led a military team to where the arms were buried inside the burnt church.

Other items recovered by the troop include anti aircraft guns, rocket propelled guns, machine guns as well as various caliber of rounds of ammunition.

The arrested terrorist disclosed that the weapons were stockpiled to be used in a pending attack on some communities around Nigeria-Cameroon border.

Olukolade said the weapons have all been evacuated while military patrols are being maintained in the general area and the surrounding localities.

He said troops have continued with various operations assigned to the formations involved in the counter terrorist campaign, adding that the caves of a particular mountain captured overnight is currently undergoing a thorough search for terrorists who are believed to have fled there in the wake of the ongoing offensive on various terrorist enclaves.

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