The Nigerian Army has found Boko Haram’s armouries that were hidden in underground cells in Balmo forest that stretches from Bauchi to Jugawa and to the precincts of Sambisa forest in Borno.
According to a statement by the Director, Defence Information, Major-General Chris Olukolade, 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.
Also recovered in the search are uniforms of security agencies including protective clothing.
Meanwhile, suspects captured in the forest have been taken into custody and had started volunteering information linking the activities in the forest with other terrorist activities in the country.
According to the statement, the mopping up operation continues.
Nigerian troops are excavating weapons hidden underground
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