Sunday, February 12, 2012

JTF Discovers Boko Haram Arms Cache

This Day
9 February 2012

The Security Joint Task Force (JTF) has discovered a large cache of arms and ammunition in Kano State, bolstering recent progress in its bid to halt the terrorist activities of Boko Haram Islamic sect and some aggrieved members of the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger-Delta (MEND).

This was disclosed  Wednesday  at the Defence Headquarters during a briefing by the Joint Security Information Managers Committee on the security development in the country. Speaking on behalf of the information managers, the Director of Defence Information (DDI), Col. Mohammed Yerima, said the arms cache was uncovered  through a tip-off by well-meaning Nigerians.

“Acting on a tip-off by well-meaning Nigerians, the joint team of Police and Army in Kano State discovered a large cache of arms and ammunition in one of the residential areas of Kano”, Yerima said.

The arms and ammunition discovered at the place include 10 AK47 rifles, one tear gas gun, 26 magazines, 107 rounds of 7.22mm special ammunition, 27 assault rifles and ammo (29 rounds), five wallets, one Nigerian international passport, two Police identity cards, one brief case and three GSM handsets.

In a related development, he said that the JTF Operation Pulo Shield in the Niger-Delta has uncovered and named the suspects behind the recent attacks in the region, including the one on an Agip pipeline.

Yerima called on the suspects - Friday Burutu, Lord Onipa, Robinson Agagudu, Eyala Karo, Stanley Uduorie, Para Ekiyes and Rasmus Omukoro to peacefully hand themselves over to the JTF or appropriate authorities, adding that the amnesty programme was not infinite.

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