The Nigerian Army yesterday revealed that it has recovered a large cache of arms buried at a spot believed to be a graveyard in Borno state.
At a press briefing Biu, Borno state, the theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Leo Irabor, said the cache of high calibre ammunition, worth over N20 million was discovered by vigilant troops three days ago.
“We conducted some various scale of operation as well as specific operations that led to the recovery of arms cache in the village called Gursum, around Alagarno general area; and there we had a very sterling discovery of Boko Haram terrorists burying large quantities of ammunition on the ground.
This operation was in conjunction with the Civilian JTF because they led us through the routes. We recovered 36 boxes of .50MM which is equivalent to 12.7mm buried concealed as though it was a grave.
We also got 5/20 lethal brief case as well as a mixture of 7.6 mm NATO and 7.62mm special. These ammunitions were all concealed in plastic containers which we recovered.
In addition we got 1/81 NATO tube that was wrapped in cellophane and buried on the ground. During the operation, we also discovered one generator, one Hilux vehicle and several motorcycles .”