Nigerian troops capture Alagarno, seizes cache of arms in Borno

The Defence headquarters, Tuesday disclosed that Nigerian troops have successfully completed a raid on all terrorist camps in Alagarno in Borno State resulting the seizure of a cache of arms.
Alagarno is said to be the major haven of terrorists in Sambisa forest.
According to a statement signed by the Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade, “A number of weapons and equipment were captured during the operation.
“Items captured from the terrorists included Armoured vehicles, several arms and ammunitions of various sizes and calibres, power generating sets, grenades and Improvised Explosives Devices (IEDs).
“Others are bows and arrows, megaphones and rolls of copper cable which the terrorists used as one of the materials to make IEDs.
“Cordon and search as well as mop up of the community are still on going to make the environment safe for displaced locals to return.
“Aside being one of the strongholds of terrorists in the State, Alagarno also provided routes used by the terrorists to neighbouring towns and countries.
“The thick forest in the area had made it a safe haven for the terrorists for a long time as the terrain was not easily accessible and it was endowed with natural hideouts from aerial bombardments”


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