The Joint Task Force (JTF) operating in Kogi State recorded a major breakthrough yesterday: it recovered some locally made bombs and sophisticated weapons in the central axis of the state.
The state director of the State Security Service, Mr. Mike Fubara, who disclosed this at a news conference in Lokoja, said the bombs were recovered in a forest between Kogi and Edo states.
He posited that the development was a turning point in the fight against terrorism, as the very chord of the terrorist group was hit during the joint operation.
He added that they were recording successes because of the reliable intelligence they were getting, which, he said, was as clean as whistle.
The director further revealed that the task force would not rest on its oars until the entire arsenal of the terrorists was completely dismantled.
He said if the various bombs and other explosives had not been detonated, it would have been disastrous, considering the strategic location of the state.
Fubara equally enjoined members of the public to assist the security agents with useful information that would enable them discharge their duties effectively.
Among the items recovered are 14 units of locally made grenades, eight anti-tank improvised explosive devices, one firing cable, three 9-volt power sources and one Nissan jeep, with Lagos registration number NF 98 AAA.
Others are 10 AK-47 rifles, one SMG gun, one Baretta pistol, two revolvers, 57 AK-47 magazines, 545 rounds of live ammunition of AK-47 rifles, 55 rounds of 9mm for baretta pistols, four magazine holsters and one SMG magazine.