July 18, 2024

Troops storm terrorists’ camp in Plateau, recover weapons

Troops of the Nigerian Army recovered weapons after storming a terrorist camp in Pandem forest, Qua’an Pan LGA of Plateau State.

A counterinsurgency expert focused on the Lake Chad region, Zagazola Makama, said the raid was conducted by troops of Operation Safe Haven in the state.

According to Makama, the troops carried out the operation on June 12.

Intelligence sources told Makama that the terrorists fled the location upon sighting the troops.

The sources said the troops discovered a recently dugout enclave in the forest.

It was gathered that during the raid, the troops searched the location and discovered hidden two AK-47 rifles, two AK-47 magazines and 13 rounds of 7.62 MM special ammunition.

The sources added that the troops have intensified efforts to apprehend the fleeing terrorists.

Recall that in April, troops recovered a bread factory at a hideout of the Islamic State of West African Province, ISWAP, in Borno.

The troops also discovered a factory in Abulam-BUK, Damboa LGA of Borno state where ISWAP fighters manufacture improvised explosive devices, IEDs.

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