Chad Seizes Suspected Boko Haram Weapons Cache

Chad Seizes Suspected Boko Haram Weapons Cache

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A weapons cache, discovered following a two-day operation by the Afghan National Directorate of Security, is seen on display for the media in Kandahar City March 1, 2011. | REUTERS/Kandahar Media Information Center/Handout

Chadian security forces have seized a large weapons cache including guns, rockets and ammunition from a house located in the capital N’Djamena occupied by suspected members of the Boko Haram Islamist sect.

The officials said the weapons, buried under the courtyard of the house in the eastern neighbourhood of Guinebor, were destined for northern Nigeria which has been plagued by the insurgent’s attacks in years.

Speaking under the condition of anonymity, one of the investigators said that they were part of the weapons that Baana Fanaye, Boko Haram’s logistics chief for northern Cameroon and Chad, was preparing to send to Nigeria before his arrest in June 2015.

“These were weapons that Baana Fanaye, Boko Haram’s logistics chief for northern Cameroon and Chad, was preparing to send to Nigeria,” said the source.

According to Reuters, state prosecutor Alghassim Khamis said the latest arms cache, discovered on Thursday, July 2, 2015 was found hidden in one of the houses raided on Saturday, June 27, 2015.

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