Troops Uncover Boko Haram Underground Armoury In Gursum


BEVERLY HILLS, April 18, (THEWILL) – Acting on an intelligence, troops of the Nigerian Army and some members of the civilian JTF carried out a clearance operation at Borgozo-Alargana, during which they recovered large cache of arms and ammunition from the Boko Haram terrorists in Gursum, Borno State.

This was disclosed over the weekend by the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj. Gen. Lucky Irabor, in a press briefing where the recovery of arms and ammunition was announced to newsmen.

According to him, the items recovered included 36 boxes of .51mm calibre, 5 x 20 Lyra beefcake mixture of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition, large quantity of 7.62mm (Special), ammunition and one 81mm mortar tube, adding that the troops also recovered one Toyota Hilux, a generator and several motorcycles.

Irabor said that the patrol team also cleared some remnants of the Boko Haram who were dislodged from Alagarno and were in three camps at Kadari, Abu Fayima and Gursum.

He appealed to Nigerians especially in the three states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe to continue to provide useful information to the security agencies to enable them to complete the clearance of the insurgents from all their hideouts in the area.

“Following a tip off troops of Operation Lafiya Dole and some Civilian JTF today (Sunday) went on a clearance patrol to Borgozo-Alargano general area in which they discovered large cache of arms and ammunition concealed by Boko Haram terrorists.

“The patrol team also cleared remnants of Boko Haram terrorists that were dislodged from Alagarno forest hibernating at Kadari, Camp Abu Fatima and Gursum.

The military chief further called on all Nigerians and in particular, the good people of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States to continue providing useful information to troops in order to facilitate complete routing of the remnants of Boko Haram insurgents hiding in the volatile region.