Police discover terrorist training camp in Bauchi
Hafiz Ringim , Inspector General of Police Men of the Bauchi State Police command have raided a terrorist training camp in the Toro Local Government Area of the state, arresting 10 men and recovering arms and ammunition The leader of the camp was in the process of recruiting another 35 people for training before the camp was invaded by the police. Toro is less than 30 kilometres from Jos, which has witnessed serial killings in the last two months. The police said the suspects were undergoing training at the camp, saying it recovered five camouflage military uniforms, 70 rounds of 7.62mm AK47 live ammunition, 44 rounds of live cartridges, four pump action guns, one military jungle hat, four machetes in bayonet-like form, and a box containing assorted charms.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Ikechukwu Aduba, who described the invasion and arrest as a ‘breakthrough,’ said Toro appeared to have become a training ground for terrorist activities. He expressed worry at the recoveries, especially that of the military uniform and high velocity military arms and ammunition. Aduba said, “Since my posting, this is the first time I am seeing such. They have refused to name their sponsors, but investigations will unravel those behind the camp.” Read more »