Nigerian troops have captured a massive armoury with arms and ammunition dump of the terrorists sited in one of the camps that fell on Friday night, March 14, 2014 in the 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. Similar operations took place in coordination with the troops of Multi-National Joint Task Force in the raids in other camps located in the outskirts of Duguri, Polkime, Malafatori and other locations around the fringes of Lake Chad.
This made known in a statement by the director of defence information, Major General Chris Olukolade, on Saturday, March 15, 2014.
He stated that substantial money in different currencies and denominations were also recovered from the camps, and a total of seven terrorists captured.
Unfortunately, a soldier died while five others were wounded in the operation.
In another development, troops conducting cordon and search for remnants of the daring terrorists who attacked Giwa Barracks in Maiduguri on Friday, had an encounter with some of the surviving terrorists in the general area of Kayamla and Alu Dam in the outskirts of Maiduguri on Saturday morning. More of the terrorists have been killed and arrested in the ongoing encounters.
Olukolade stated: “Those captured in the encounter are providing useful information towards the discovery of other hide outs of the daring terrorists. It has been revealed that the terrorists are now desperate to either free or kill the ones being detained, with a view to avenging or preventing further revelations about their operations and hide outs as this has been frustrating their plans lately.
“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.
“Meanwhile, cordon and search as well as patrols and pursuit by air and land is continuing in the entire mission area of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States.”
See photos of recovered items below: