Following a tip off troops of Operation Lafiya Dole and some Civilian JTF went on a clearance
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 Nigerian military says it has discovered the largest single cache of arms and ammunition dump at the Alagarno forest in the North East.
The Theatre Commander, “Operation Lafiya Dole”, Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabor, disclosed this at a news conference in Biu on Sunday. He said the arms and ammunition were hidden in bunkers made by the terrorists in the forest.
This 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.
In addition, the troops recovered one Toyota Hilux, one generator and several motorcycles. It will be correct to assert that this is, so far, the largest single cache of arms and ammunition to be discovered in the North East,” he said.
Irabor said the arms and ammunition found were enough to dislodge a sizable number of any enemy’s force.
He stated that the discovery confirms the military’s earlier assertion that Boko Haram operates several underground logistic bases in the region. He said troops operating in other locations in the North East have cleared more terrorist hideouts in the past three days.
Irabor acknowledged the support of the Nigerian Air Force in the recent successes recorded by the military. He said ground troops had enjoyed tremendous support from the Air Force’s aerial surveillance and bombardments.
Irabor appealed to Nigerians particularly residents of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe to remain vigilant and to report suspicious movements to security agencies for prompt action.