Members of the JTF
The Joint Task Force (JTF) in Borno State, Operation Restore Order, Tuesday intercepted eight rocket launchers among other weapons which were recovered from the dreaded Boko Haram sect in Borno State.
According to the task force, two members of the sect were killed in the interception.
The spokesman of the task force, Lt. Col. Sagir Musa, in a press statement last night said the members of the JTF in conjunction with the Department of State Services, Multi National Joint Task Force and other security agencies intercepted large consignment of arms and ammunition including eight rocket propelled launchers at Daban Masara in Monguno Local Government Area, Borno State based on intelligence.
He further revealed that “the incident happened at about 9:pm on Monday July 30, 2012 during which two suspected Boko Haram terrorists escorting the consignment were killed in an exchange of gunfire.”
Musa said the large consignment was being moved by the sect members from Baga/Daban Masara heading towards Maiduguri in a blue Hilux vehicle with registration number NGU19XA.
He gave the details of the consignment inside the vehicle and recovered as eight rocket launchers, 10 rocket bombs, 10 rocket chargers, two AK 47 rifles, 13 magazines with six rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition and a Bank PHB ATM card
The JTF in the release rein appealed to the public to help security agencies with information to stop the killings.