By AUSTIN OWOICHO, Abuja
Troops on Operation LAFIYA DOLE deployed in the outskirts of Maiduguri following a tip off from the Civilian JTF in the area have recovered a large cache of ammunition at a residential area of Bulabulin Ngarnam, Borno State, Saturday morning.
According to a statement signed by the acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman which AUTHENTIC News Daily got a copy of, the recovered ammunition include three sealed boxes of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition, three jerry cans containing various calibres of ammunition, two sacks containing 5,998 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition and 1, 760 rounds of 5.56mm SS109 calibre of ammunition.
The Nigerian Army wishes to once more commend the patriotic zeal and efforts of the Civilian JTF.
We also call on all to be more security conscious and report any suspicious person or group of persons as we believe there could be more of such arms and ammunition hidden or dumped by the Boko Haram terrorists in other parts especially in the north east.