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JTF recovers ammunition from suspected terrorist

04 September 2012, 10:08

Maiduguri - The Joint Task Force (JTF) on Operation Restore Order (ORO) said on Monday that it had recovered arms and ammunition after raiding the residence of a suspected terrorist in Maiduguri.

This is contained in a statement issued by the JTF spokesman, Lt.-Col. Sagir Musa, in Maiduguri.

He said the JTF has conducted a follow up operation at the residence of a wanted key commander of the Boko Haram sect in Bulunkutu-Lawanti Area of Maiduguri metropolis.

``The raid was carried out on Monday and three AK 47 rifles and other incriminating items were recovered from the residence,’’ it stated.

Other items recovered included, a 306 x 7.62 mm Special Ammunition, 39 Primed Improvised Explosive Device cans, six empty magazines and one HP laptop computer containing précis on preparation of IED and chemical weapons.

It stated that a notebook containing names of suspected Boko Haram members was also found at the residence.

``A notebook containing names of suspected Boko Haram members, indicating those already dead, was also found at the residence.’’

According to the statement, 54 different GSM phone sim cards, 40 IED remote controls, 20 assorted electrical switches and 50 motorcycle battery chargers were recovered.

``The JTF wishes to thank members of the public for the information that contributed to the success of the operation.’’



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