A statement by the Director of Defence Information, Brigadier General Chris Olukolade said.
The statement adds that “the large quantities of weapons recovered in the raid are still being evacuated from the scene of the night raid where several terrorists died.
“Similar operations took place in coordination with the troops of Multi-National Joint Task Force in the raids in other camps located in the outskirts of Duguri, Polkime, Malafatori and other locations around the fringes of Lake Chad” the statement said.
Olukolade also revealed that “substantial (sum of) money in different currencies and denominations were also recovered from the camps. A total of seven terrorists were captured in the operation”.
He however noted that “a soldier died while five got injured during the operation”.
Update on the Foiled Attack on Giwa Barracks
Meanwhile, troops conducting a cordon and search for the terrorists who attacked Giwa Barracks in Maiduguri yesterday, had an encounter with some of the surviving terrorists in the general area of Kayamla and Alu Dam in the outskirts of Maiduguri this morning.
More of the terrorists have been killed and arrested in the ongoing encounters.
Those captured in the encounter are providing useful information towards the discovery of other hide outs of the daring terrorists.
It has been revealed that the terrorists are now desperate to either free or kill the ones being detained, with a view to avenging or preventing further revelations about their operations and hide outs as this has been frustrating their plans lately.
More bodies of fleeing terrorists have been discovered along the routes of their escape. Troop’s morale and fighting spirit have been further boosted by the outcome of the operations so far.
Meanwhile, cordon and search as well as patrols and pursuit by air and land are continuing in the Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States.