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Troops uncovered abandoned heaps of weapons at Baga – Gen. Olukolade

23 February 2015, 07:00

Abuja - The Defence Headquarters said troops engaged in cordon and search at Baga in Borno, had uncovered arms of various background and shapes abandoned in some houses and surrounding by fleeing terrorists.

This is contained in a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja, by Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, the Director of Defence Information.

“Heaps of weapons most of which were strange looking or destroyed are still being gathered. Many abandoned or destroyed motorcycles have also been discovered,” Olukolade said.

He said a soldier was stabbed and another shot in close battle as troops involved in the cordon and search caught up with some of the fleeing terrorists on Saturday evening.

Also Read: Nigerian forces retake Baga from Boko Haram

“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,” he said.

He said that in spite of their excitement, the residents were being placed “under watch” to be sure that they were not working for the terrorists.

“The cordon and search as well as patrol of the localities continue while the offensive on terrorists is progressing in other areas of the theatre of the counter terrorist campaign,” he said.



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