The Nigerian Army on Sunday, July 31st, reportedly recovered cache of arms and ammunition in Gamboru, Borno State.
It was revealed in a statement signed by Col. Sani Usman, Ag. Director, Army Public Relations Officer and made available to newsmen on Sunday in Abuja.
“The troops recovered 3 AK-56 rifles and 2 AK-L rifles with registration numbers; AK-L-AGB 1172, AK-L PU2879, AK-56-2556688, AK-56-22622832 and AK-56-22622315, respectively.
They also recovered 235 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition and 7 AK-56 rifle magazines”, The statement read.
The Nigerian Army however, wishes to commend those good citizens that alerted the military for the timely and useful information that led to this recovery. Speaking, it said…
“This is the type of cooperation and support we always require from citizens of this country to enable us clear the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists. The statement added.
The statement also said that troops on Operation LAFIYA DOLE on Saturday night carried out successful ambush against Boko Haram terrorists at a crossing point off Damboa road.
“The ambush party decisively dealt with the terrorists riding on bicycles at a crossing point off Damboa-Kubwa road towards Multe village axis.
It was reported that the team killed one terrorist, while others escaped with gunshot wounds.
The troops reportedly recovered 1 AK-47 rifle with registration number 565907530 and 14 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition, a wooden Dane Gun shaped to the resemblance of an AK-47 rifle, 1 fabricated double-barrelled pistol and 4 bicycles.
A wish was thereby made which was to “reiterate the need for all Nigerians to be more vigilant, security conscious and report any suspicious movements or persons to the nearest security agency.”