‘ISWAP’s underground armoury’ uncovered by troops in Sambisa forest

A large cache of arms and ammunition have been been recovered by troops of the 21 Armoured Brigade, Operation Hadin Kai, from the Islamic State of the West African Province(ISWAP) in Sambisa forest, Borno state.


Zagazola Makama, a counter-insurgency publication reported that troops discovered the underground armoury following the invasion of the Ukuba camp on the fringes of Bama LGA on Saturday, May 13. 


Several variants of rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) tubes, SMG rifles, double barrel guns, 50 hand grenade bombs, and five SMK bombs were recovered from the pits where they were concealed.


Several IEDs-making materials, non-electric detonators, IEDs and canister bombs, as well as 183 Shilka rounds, were also recovered from the hidden pits.


The publication reported that a suspected member of the terrorist group was killed while an Ak47 rifle and other items were recovered from him.


A military source who confirmed to the publication that terrorist hideouts have been cleared in Garno, Alafa, Alafa D, Garin Doctor, Njumia, Izzah, Farisu, Somalia, Ukuba, Garin Glucose, Garin Ba’aba and Bula Abu Amir, added that troops operating along the Sambisa-Timbuktu Triangle and the shores of Lake Chad are “making steady inroads as ground and backed by air support continue to sustain pressures on the terrorists”.

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