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Nigerian Military retrieves arms from Boko Haram’s camp

by Andrew Orolua

Heaps of abandoned arms and weapons of various shapes have been recovered by troops in Baga town, Borno State following the dislodgement of the Boko Haram terrorists. The discovery was made by a team of troops who were on mop up and cordon and search after the town was retaken from the terrorists by the troops.

Speaking on the issue to journalists, Director of Defence Information, Major-Gen. Chris Olukolade, said that some of the objects were strange. His words, ?Heaps of weapons most of which were strange looking or destroyed are still being gathered. Many abandoned or destroyed motorcycles have also been discovered.

?A soldier was stabbed while another was shot during a close quarter battle which ensued as troops involved in cordon and search caught up with some of the fleeing terrorists yesterday evening.

?A number of individuals who claimed to be residents are also being interrogated in order to ascertain their identity and motive. The group consisting mostly women continued to hail and cheer the troops as they conduct thorough search in the area. Wanting to be sure the group was not working for the terrorists despite the excitement, they had to be placed under watch.?

?The cordon and search as well as patrol of the localities continue while the offensive on terrorists is progressing in other areas of the theater of the counter terrorist campaign,? Olukolade said.

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