A statement signed by the Director of Information, Defence Headquarters, Major General Chris Olukolade, assert that Nigerian troops recently captured a Boko Haram arms dump with massive arms, ammunition and money in different currencies.
The statement said that the large quantity of weapons recovered in the raid was still being evacuated from the scene of the night raid in which several terrorists died.
There was also a coordinated operation with the troops of Multi-National Joint Task Force in other camps located on the outskirts of Duguri, Polkime, Malafatori near Lake Chad.
Major General Olukolade further stated that the troops conducting a cordon and search operation to mop up remnants of the kamikaze terrorists that attacked Giwa Barracks in Maiduguri, had an encounter with some of them in Kayamla and Alu Dam on the outskirts of Maiduguri.
“Those captured in the encounter are providing useful information towards the discovery of other hide outs of the daring terrorists,” he said. “It has been revealed that the terrorists are now desperate to either free or kill the ones being detained, with a view to avenging or preventing further revelations about their operations and hide outs as this has been frustrating their plans lately.”
The statement went further to say that cordon and search as well as coordinated patrols and pursuit by air and land is continuing in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States.