News February 16, 2012 at 01:00 am

Boko Haram Weapons Found

Adanna Uwazurike February 16, 2012 at 01:00 am

February 16, 2012 at 01:00 am | News

In an effort to end the attacks by Boko Haram, a terrorist organization based on Islamic beliefs, The Security Joint Task Force (JTF) has discovered a large cache of arms and ammunition in Kano State.

This was disclosed last week at the Defense 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 Defense Information (DDI), Col. Mohammed Yerima, said the arms cache was uncovered through a tip-off by well-meaning Nigerians.

The arms and ammunition discovered 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.

The DDI urged Niger Deltans to expose the perpetrators of the recent act and warned that there could be collateral damages if individuals and communities decide to provide sanctuary to them.

"The JTF advises Niger Deltans to be mindful of people who are out to swindle them by wrongfully appropriating the identity of the erstwhile leadership of MEND to curry sympathy for their selfish and criminal interest. Therefore, the JTF calls on the good people of the Niger Delta region to rise up and join security agencies to defeat the evil that is rearing its head by giving timely and accurate information on these charlatans through the usual channels," he said.

Boko Haram, which means “western education is sacrilege” has been active since 2002 and began orchestrating violent attacks since 2009. They are responsible for hundreds of deaths in Nigeria.


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