The Joint Task Force, JTF, in Borno State said it has recovered nine Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) launchers from a hideout of the Islamist sect, Boko Haram, in Maiduguri.
The Field Operations Officer of the task force, Col. Victor Ebhaleme, while displaying the arms and ammunition on Friday at the JTF headquarters in Maiduguri, said some members of the public provided the information on the hideouts of Boko Haram, which led to the raid on the hideouts and the arrest of suspected Boko Haram members.
The recovered arms and ammunition, include four AK-47 rifles, one General Purpose Machine Gun ( GPMG), 11 chargers, 1,032 rounds of ammunition, three AK47 Magazines and three Wooden Butts.
Ebhaleme said: “the recoveries of these arms and ammunition, as well as the ones made at Daba Masara, a border town of Chad last week, were made as a result of JTF’s proactive measures in one of the wards in Maiduguri.”
The JTF Field Commander also said two suspects had been arrested for allegedly sending anonymous threat text messages to individuals demanding money.
He advised the public to always report such threats to security agencies early enough for prompt action, even as he enjoined them to always give information that will lead to the arrest of criminals in the state, stating that all information provided by the general public will be treated with utmost confidentiality.