September 4th, 2012
The Joint Task Force (JTF) in Maiduguri, Borno State, says it has recovered several weapons and equipment from the home of a top Boko Haram commander.
JTF spokesperson, Lt.Col. Sagir Musa said in a statement that the Task Force’s ‘Operation Restore Order’ made the recovery in the Bulunkutu-Lawanti area of the metropolis during a follow-up operation in the residence the man, whom he described as “a wanted key commander of Boko Haram sect.”
The statement did not say whether the man or anyone else was arrested.
“Following the operation which was carried out at the early hours of yesterday, large cache of weapons which include 3AK 47 rifles, 306 x 7.62 mm special ammunition, 39 primed improvised explosives devices cans, and six empty magazines were recovered,” the statement said.
It continued: “Other items recovered, include one HP laptop computer containing instruction on preparation of IEDs and chemical weapons, a notebook register containing names of Boko Haram members indicating those already dead and 54 assorted SIM cards. 40 IED remote controls, 20 assorted electrical switches, 50 Qlink motor cycle battery chargers, 20 assorted torchlight batteries and one RPG bomb fuse.”
The sect is yet to respond to the recovery as claimed by the JTF.