The Joint Task Force, JTF, on Operation Restore Order, ORO, yesterday, presented recovered stolen items worth about N1 million to a businessman in Maiduguri. The items were stolen by suspected from a store in Maiduguri in May before they were recovered by the JTF Patrol Team around Ruwan-Zafi, Maiduguri.
Handling over the items at a ceremony in Maiduguri, JTF spokesman, Lt.-Col. Sagir Musa said a JTF patrol team impounded the items from the suspected robbers during a night patrol.
“A JTF patrol team on routine patrol on May 25, 2012 observed an unusual movement at Ruwan–Zafi in Maiduguri metropolis.
“Consequently, a snap cordon and search operation was conducted in the area which led to the recovery of 10 brand new motorcycles,” Musa said.
The JTF boss also said four new motorcycle engines were also recovered.
“Four new motorcycle engine wrapped in cartons were also uncovered.
“Investigations revealed that the items were stolen and hurriedly moved to a store on sighting JTF troops’ movement to the area.”
Musa therefore urged residents of the state to report any unusual movement to the JTF and other sister law enforcement agencies for prompt action.