11 August, 2012
The Joint Task Force (JTF) on Operation Restore Order (ORO) on Friday displayed a large number of arms and ammunition it recovered after an operation in Maiduguri.
JTF Field Commander, Col. Victor Ebhaleme told newsmen at the ocassion that the recovery followed intelligence report available to the JTF from previous arrest. “A raid was conducted in Maiduguri metropolis leading to the recovery of a large cache of arms.
”Ebhaleme listed the arms as four AK 47 rifles, one General Purpose Machine Gun and nine Rocket Propelled Grenades. “Others included 1,032 rounds of ammunition,three AK47 magazines and three wooden butts.”
Ebhaleme also announced the arrest of two suspects believed to be behind anonymous text messages in the metropolis, asking people to pay money or get killed. “Two criminals involved in
sending anonymous threats text messages to individuals requesting money were also arrested.
“Members of the public are reminded to always report such threats to security agencies early enough for prompt action.”