Nigerian Troops Uncover Stash Of Boko Haram Weapons in Gamboru (PHOTO)

Nigerian Troops Uncover Stash Of Boko Haram Weapons in Gamboru (PHOTO)

By Abdul Jummai | Politics Reporter on August 1, 2016
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Boko Haram Borno Sambisa Forest
A file photo taken on June 5, 2013 shows Nigerian soldiers patrolling in the north of Borno state close to a Islamist extremist group Boko Haram former camp near Maiduguri. | AFP/Quentin Leboucher/Getty Images

Nigerian troops conducted raids in Boko Haram hideouts in Gamboru town early on Sunday, July 31, 2016 following a tip off, an army statement said.

“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 statement signed by the Nigerian Army spokesperson, Colonel Sani Usman and e-mailed to The Trent said.

“The Nigerian Army wishes to commend those good citizens that alerted the military for the 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 the 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.

Some of the weapons recovered from Boko Haram on July 31, 2016 | Nigerian Army Photo
Some of the weapons recovered from Boko Haram on July 31, 2016 | Nigerian Army Photo

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