Nigerian army captures Boko Haram leaders
26 June 2013, 16:09
Cape Town - The Nigeria military has captured key leaders of
the militant Islamic sect Boko Haram and recovered a cache of weapons, local
newspaper Daily Post reported on Wednesday.
Troops deployed to Borno and Yobe, two northern states that
have been placed under state of emergency since 14 May, uncovered several camps
that the insurgents had built in the forests.
"The team [discovered] various weapons, including
rockets and locally fabricated weapon accessories captured in the forest,"
military spokesperson Brigadier General Chris Olukolade said in a statement.
The task force also recovered "a large number of
materials to make improvised explosive devices, laptops, mobile communication
equipment, as well as locally made rockets and rocket launchers",
according to Olukolade.
Olukolade did not disclose how many insurgents were arrested
or their names.