Nigerian military said at the weekend that it has uncovered more weapons stored underground by the radical Islamic sect, Boko Haram in Balmo Forest, Borno state during a mopping up operation.
In a statement, Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade said the operation was yielding more discoveries of arms stockpiled in underground cells in the forest adding that the troops who were excavating various sites in the forest in search of hidden weapons had so far recovered over 10 rifles along with parts and accessories.
The statement also said that the troops also recovered more than 80 General Purpose Machine Guns, tubes of Rocket Propelled Grenades and Launchers, cables, wires and thousands of rounds of assorted ammunition.
Also recovered in the search were uniforms of security agencies including protective clothing. “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,” it said.