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Military recovers weapons from Borno terrorist bases

08 April 2015, 09:15Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The military said several weapons and equipment were captured during a raid on terrorists' camps in Alagarno in the Borno State.

A statement from the Defense Headquarters in Abuja confirmed that the weapons captured include armoured vehicles, several arms and ammunitions of various sizes.

Other items recovered included power generating sets, grenades and Improvised Explosives Devices (IEDs), bows and arrows, megaphones and rolls of copper cable.

Also Read: Army raids terrorists' hideouts in Borno

The military added that cordon and search as well as mop up of the community is still on going to make the environment safe for displaced locals to return.

 The Defense Headquarters added that aside being one of the strongholds of terrorists in the State, Alagarno also provided routes used by the terrorists to neighbouring towns and countries.

“The thick forest in the area had made it a safe haven for the terrorists for a long time as the terrain was not easily accessible and it was endowed with natural hideouts from aerial bombardments. Alagarno is the major haven of terrorists ahead of Sambisa forest,” Defense Headquarters said.

- CAJ News


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