Troops recover cache of arms and ammunitions in Gamboru

Troops recover cache of arms and ammunitions in Gamboru
August 01 06:04 2016

The Nigerian Army on Sunday
said it had recovered cache of
arms and ammunitions in
Gamboru.
This is contained in a statement
signed by Col. Sani Usman, Acting
Director, Army Public Relations
 Officer and made available to
newsmen on Sunday in Abuja.

The statement said the troops
conducted raids at Gamboru town
early on Sunday morning
following a tip off.
“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 Nigerian Army wishes to
commend those good citizens that
alerted the military for the timely
and useful information that led to
this recovery.

“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.
“We wish to reiterate the need for
all to be more vigilant, security
conscious and report any
suspicious movements or persons
to the nearest security agency,’’ it
said.

The statement said 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.
“The team killed one terrorist, while others
escaped with gunshot wounds.
“The troops recovered 1 AK-47 rifle with
registration number 565907530 and14 rounds
of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition, a wooden
Dane Gun shaped to the resemblance of an
AK-47rifle, 1 fabricated double-barrelled
pistol and 4 bicycles,’’ it said.

(NAN)