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Army find armouries underground in Balmo Forest

11 July 2014, 18:03

Lagos - The Nigeria military said they have discovered armouries in underground cells in Balmo forest. This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Defense Headquarter in Abuja on Friday.

According to the statement, 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” the statement said.

Balmo Forest Operation: Troops unearth more weapons from underground armories, suspects captured taken into custody 6 pic.twitter.com/dQ0b6n5W9g

The statement added that uniforms of security agencies including protective clothing were also recovered in the search. It said suspects captured in the forest have been taken into custody and are volunteering information linking the activities in the forest with other terrorist activities in the country. The Defense Headquarter statement said the mopping up operation continues.

- CAJ News


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