Leadership (Abuja)

Nigeria: Troops Recover Weapons in Underground Armoury

Some suspected terrorists arrested inside the Balmo Forest have been making some shocking disclosures to the military authorities even as troops uncovered more weapons in their possession.

This was disclosed yesterday by the Defence Headquarters in a statement signed by its Director of Information, Major General Chris Olukolade.

"Suspects captured in the (Balmo) forest have been taken into custody and are volunteering information linking the activities in the forest with other terrorist activities in the country, " the military stated.

The statement, which gives the details of weapons recovered from the terrorists that have been excavating various sites searching for them, also disclosed the mopping continues.

"The mopping up operations in Balmo forest is yielding more discoveries of arms stockpiled in underground cells in the forest. Troops who have been excavating various sites in the forest in search of hidden weapons, have so far recovered over 10 rifles along with parts and accessories as well as more than 80 General Purpose Machine Guns, tubes of Rocket Propelled Grenades and Launchers, cables, wires and thousands of rounds of assorted ammunition.

"Also recovered in the search are uniforms of security agencies including protective clothing".

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