By Ronald Mutum
The Nigerian army has said troops on Operation Lafiya Dole recovered a large cache of arms and ammunition at Garsum in Borno state.
A statement on Sunday by army spokesman Colonel Sani Usman said following a tip off the troops on clearance patrol to Borgozo-Alargano discovered the arms concealed by Boko Haram.
He stated that: “The patrol team also cleared remnants of Boko Haram terrorists that were dislodged from Alagarno forest hibernating at Kadari, Camp Abu Fatima and Gursum.”
“The troops discovered large cache of arms and ammunitions that include 36 boxes of .51mm calibre, 5 x 20 Lyra beefcake mixture of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition, large quantity of 7.62mm (Special), ammunition and one 81mm mortar tube,” he added.
Usman also said: “the troops recovered 1 Toyota Hilux, 1 Generator and several motorcycles,”
He added that “the army appeals to people of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States to continue to provide useful information in order to facilitate complete routing of the remnants of Boko Haram insurgents hiding in their localities.