Lagos, April 2 IANS | 4 months ago

Nigerian military said Tuesday that its Cameroonian counterpart had smashed a suspected Boko Haram camp in Cameroon, close to the Chadian border, recovering arms, ammunition and other materials.


The collaborative efforts in fighting terrorism in the sub-region got a boost recently when the Cameroon security forces on last weekend made a huge seizure of arms apparently meant for use by insurgents operating in Nigeria, Xinhua quoted spokesperson for the defence headquarters Major General Chris Olukolade as saying.

The Cameroonian authorities recently pledged to back Nigeria's counter terrorism efforts.

Olukolade said over 288 rifles, 35 Rocket Propelled Guns as well as 35 locally made IEDs were recovered after a fierce encounter at Abugasse, Cameroon.

Other weapons recovered included Pistols, Mortar Bombs, Sub- machine Guns and various calibers of ammunition following the arrest of two suspects believed to be major arms suppliers to the insurgents in Nigeria.

(Posted on 02-04-2014)