Troops raid militant camp, recover AK-47 rifles, IEDs in Bayelsa

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Troops of 5 Battalion, Nigerian Army on Sunday captured an armoury during a raid on a militant camp in Bayelsa State.

The Director of Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, who confirmed the development in a statement on Monday, said the troops engaged the militants in a gun duel and forced them to abandon the camp located in the Azuzuama Community of Ijaw local government area of the state.

He added that the militants and other individuals had been carrying out illegal activities from the camp.

The camp, according to Nwachukwu, had been destroyed by the troops.

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The spokesman revealed that five AK-47 rifles, two rocket-propelled grenade bombs, four rocket grenade bomb chargers, seven 7.62mm special ammunition, 14 AK-47 rifle magazines, and one pumping machine were recovered by the troops in the operation.

Others include two 16-inch anchored verve, one mallet hammer, one pipe range spinner, and one axe.

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