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JTF Discovers Weapons In Mass Graves In Maiduguri
The Joint Task Force, JTF, in Borno State, tagged “Operation Restore Order” has discovered a mass grave in former enclaves ofBoko Haram in Maiduguri where weapon were buried along with deceased members.
The task force found several decomposing bodies as well as assorted weapons in mass graves discovered in Nganaram, Aljajeriand Falujain Maiduguri between July 3 and 8.
The discovery was made known over the weekend in statement issued by the JTF spokesman, Sagir Musa, who said the graves were found after the insurgents were dislodged from the enclaves.
The dislodgment of the sect members also led to new insight into how they operated as a network of man holes and bunkers under houses in which they lived.
“Troops also discovered vast network mouse holes linking compounds and underground tunnels as well as bunkers under houses.”
“During the encounter, some terrorists were killed in the fire fight including the main Amir of Bulabulin Nganaram (who was on the wanted list of the JTF with a ten million naira bounty”
The JTF spokesman said that the Amir “was responsible for the killing of a teacher and three students of Sanda Karami Secondary School, Ruwan Zafi, Maiduguri.”
“Many abducted women, girls and children were rescued and handed over to their families by the Task Force,” he added.
Musa said further that “many arms and ammunition of variouscalibre buried in houses and cemeteries were recovered” adding that “decomposing corpses of those killed by the terrorists were also found in soak-away and mass graves of terrorists killed and taken away by them.”
While disclosing that men of the JTF were still combing nooks and crannies of the enclaves for hidden or buries ammunition, he urged residents of the area with useful information not to hesitate to make it available.