“The recovery include 3 Hilux vehicles, 12 motorcycles, 4 AK-47 rifles, 1 Fabrique Nationale rifle, 1 Small Machine Gun (SMG), 1 Police Teargas pistol, 36 Primed IEDs, 56 rifles magazines, over 500 rounds of 7.62 milimetre ammunition, 6 jerrycans of groundnut and palm oil and several IEDmaking materials amongst others.
“It will be recalled that the forest has been notorious hideout of the BHT from where they organize raids, kidnappings and attacks on hapless and innocent citizens and security forces. With this the surrounding communities would enjoy increased peace and security in their respective areas.” stated Col. Sanni.
The clearing of Lame /Burra forest follows rumors since yesterday that troops have retaken Bama township in Borno state, but Col. Sanni has yet to confirm that development.
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