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Army seizes weapons and medical supplies from Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists

By Timothy Olanrewaju Maiduguri

Military troops from the Northeast Counter-insurgency Operation captured large weapons and ammunition from Boko Haram and ISWAP during an offensive on insurgent positions in Borno State

Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Faruk Yahaya while inspecting weapons at Maimalari Cantonment of Nigerian Army Division 7, Maiduguri, said yesterday that the weapons and other items had been seized in the mountains of Sambisa, Tumbus and Màndara; the locations of terrorists in Borno State.

“The result of what we did is what you see here where we got all these weapons from the terrorists, including from the mountains of Sambisa, Tumbus and Mandara,” he revealed.

The army chief said he was impressed by the troops’ sustained offensive against the terrorist enclave which led to the recovery of some operational vehicles previously seized from troops, first aid boxes and other items.

He congratulated the troops in the theater of operations and other military operations across the country for their commitment.

“I am very impressed with what the troops are doing in theater and in other operations in the northwest, north-central and southeast.

Often there are difficulties and challenges are part of the operation,” he said.

He vowed that the army and military would not be discouraged by recent challenges.

He urged the insurgents to follow the path of peace and give up the fight

Joan J. Dean

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