Nigerian Military has said that the mopping up operations in Balmo forest is yielding more discoveries of arms stockpiled in underground cells in the forest.
“Troops who have been excavating various sites in the forest in search of hidden weapons, have so far recovered over 10 rifles along with parts and accessories as well as more than 80 General Purpose Machine Guns, tubes of Rocket Propelled Grenades and Launchers, cables, wires and thousands of rounds of assorted ammunition.”
Major General, Chris Olukolade, Director Defence Information in a statement noted that the Military also recovered in the search are uniforms of security agencies including protective clothing.
Meanwhile, suspects captured in the forest have been taken into custody and are volunteering information linking the activities in the forest with other terrorist activities in the country. The mopping up operation continues.