Troops Destroy Boko Haram Logistics Base Settlements In Borno

The Troops of 112 Task Force Battalion, 22 Task Force Brigade, have carried out a major raid against suspected hideouts of Boko Haram terrorists at Artano, Saduguma, Duve, Bordo, Kala, Bok, Magan, Misherde, Ahisari, Gilgil, Mika, Hiwa, Kutila and Shirawa settlements in the Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno State.

In continuation of the clearance operation of suspected hideouts of Boko Haram terrorists in their respective areas of responsibility, the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have been doing very well.

This was revealed in a statement signed by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman.

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Troopsof Operation Lafiya Dole

At the Kutila village, the troops came under heavy attack from the terrorists, they responded and dealt with the Boko Haram terrorists by neutralizing and routing them out of the area.

Several others escaped into the thick forest with gunshot wounds, the troops recovered one gun truck, one Canter vehicle and one pick up from the terrorists.

The troops also encountered Boko Haram terrorists at Shirawa who withdrew in disarray when they could not withstand the firepower of the troops and abandoned the newly constructed Logistics Base, two freshly prepared suicide bombing vests and maize grinding machine.

The gallant soldiers proceeded further to clear Bok, Misherde, Mika and Kutila also in Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno State, where they liberated 455 persons held hostages by the terrorists.

The rescued people
The rescued people

 

 

 

 

 

The rescued persons after thorough screening have been moved to Rann Internally Displaced Persons camp.

Nigerian Troops Arrest Four Boko Haram Kingpins

Boko HaramThe Nigerian Army has announced the arrest of four men suspected to be specialized in illegal trades and other criminal activities to sustain the Boko Haram terrorists.

The Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman made this known in a statement on Friday.

“Troops of 3 Battalion, of 22 Task Force Brigade have made an unprecedented catch with the arrest of 4 Boko Haram terrorists Ameers (kingpins) at Rann, headquarters of Kala Balge Local Government Area today, Friday 22nd April 2016.

“The arrested kingpins specialized on various aspects of criminality to sustain the Boko Haram terrorists group in their areas.

“The four terrorists were arrested following a tip off by well-meaning members of the public.

“Subsequently, the troops conducted a cordon and search operation in the general area that led to the apprehension of the terrorist leaders, who contribute to the sustenance of the insurgency through their illegal trade specialization.

“The arrested kingpins include Umara Mai Gyaran Rediyo (Radio Technician), Umaru Mai Nama, (who specialize in cattle rustling and sales), Alifa Makinta (a specialist on stealing foodstuffs) and Balu Jugudum (in charge of stolen jewelleries).

“Presently the suspects are undergoing interrogation,” the statement read.

Troops Clear Boko Haram Terrorists Out Of Biggoro And Warpaya

Troops-Boko-HaramTroops have killed two Boko Haram members and rescued two children as they clear terrorists in some villages of Bama Local Government Area.

A statement by the Nigerian Army spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman, said that troops of 7 Division Strike Group Team B and 22 Task Force Brigade made the feat.

This was achieved while they conducted a simultaneous dawn raid on suspected Boko Haram militants’ hideouts in Biggoro, Warpaya and Aura North of Kumshe in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State, northeast Nigeria.

The essence of the operation, according to the statement, was to stop the reported criminal activities of remnants of Boko Haram terrorists hiding in the three villages.

“This became necessary as previous efforts were futile (and) the suspected terrorists kept coming in search for food, water and shelter.

“The surprised dawn attack yielded positive result as the troops discovered well concealed observation posts on trees in the villages constructed by the terrorists, to give them early warning of troops movement or approach.

“In addition, the troops found out that the observation posts on tree tops, were constructed in such manner with chairs and ropes to pull up foods and other needs by the sentry without necessarily coming down the trees.

“To also save for the rainy day, the terrorists had underground food storage facilities where they stocked large quantity of foodstuffs,” the statement read.

The Nigerian Army also revealed that three AK-47 rifles, magazines, ammunition and two motorcycles were recovered from them.