DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS NIGERIA
11 July, 2014
The mopping up operations in Balmo
forest is yielding more discoveries of
arms stockpiled in underground cells in the forest. Troops who have been
excavating various sites in the forest in search of hidden weapons, have so far recovered over 10 rifles along with
parts and accessories as well as more
than 80 General Purpose Machine Guns, tubes of Rocket Propelled Grenades and Launchers, cables, wires and thousands of rounds of assorted ammunition.
Also recovered in the search are uniforms of security agencies including protective clothing.
Meanwhile, suspects captured in the
forest have been taken into custody and are volunteering information linking the activities in the forest with other terrorist activities in the country. The mopping up operation continues.