Troops discover heaps of arms abandoned by Boko Haram in Baga – DHQ

Troops that recaptured Baga

Nigeria troops engaged in cordon and search operation in Baga, Borno State, have continued to discover more arms of various background and shapes abandoned in some houses and the surrounding by fleeing Boko Haram .
According to Defence Headquarters, heaps of weapons most of which were strange looking or destroyed are still being gathered. Many abandoned or destroyed motorcycles have also been discovered.
A statement by Director of , Major General Chris Olukolade, said a soldier was stabbed while another was shot during a close quarter battle which ensued as troops involved in cordon and search caught up with some of the fleeing Saturday evening.
He said a number of individuals who claimed to be residents are also being interrogated in order to ascertain their identity and motive.
“The group consisting mostly continued to hail and cheer the troops as they conduct thorough search in the area. Wanting to be sure the group was not working for the despite the excitement, they had to be placed under watch.
“The cordon and search as well as patrol of the localities continue while the offensive on terrorists is progressing in other areas of the theatre of the counter terrorist campaign” Olukolade assured.

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