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Troops raid terrorists’ camp in Plateau, recover weapons

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Troops of the Nigerian Army have reportedly uncovered a “terrorist camp” during a raid on the hideout in Pandem forest, Qua’an Pan LGA of Plateau state.

Zagazola Makama, a counter-insurgency publication focused on the Lake Chad region, said the raid was conducted by troops of Operation Safe Haven in the state.

The publication said the troops carried out the operation on June 12.

Intelligence sources told Zagazola Makama that the terrorists fled the location upon sighting the troops.

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The sources said the troops discovered a recently dugout enclave in the forest.

During the raid, the troops searched the location and discovered hidden “2 AK47 rifles, 2AK-47 magazines and 13 rounds of  7.62 MM special”.

The sources added that the troops have intensified efforts to apprehend the fleeing terrorists.

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In April, troops recovered a bread factory at a hideout of the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) in Borno.

The troops also discovered a factory in Abulam-BUK, Damboa LGA of Borno state where ISWAP fighters manufacture improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

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