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.

Army Clears Air On Video Clip Of Alleged Maltreatment Of Soldiers

Army, Video Clip, Maltreatment of SoldiersThe attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to a video clip which went viral on social media of soldiers alleging lack of food and water.

In a statement signed by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, the force said:

“We wish to state that the video clip was shot more than six months ago by some mischievous and disgruntled elements when 29 Task Force Brigade captured Alagarno Forest and environs in Borno State.

“It is disheartening that some mischievous elements have decided to circulate it now, creating the false impression that it is a recent occurrence.

“We wish to state further that the matter was conclusively investigated at the time, several months ago. The Board of Inquiry actually showed that, as at the time of the incident, the unit’s water tanker still contained water, but a soldier mischievously concealed it. That soldier was charged and punished accordingly.

“In addition to the unit’s water tanker, a borehole was subsequently drilled at the location and it is still serving both the military and adjoining communities.

“We wish to restate with utmost concern the continued commitment of the Nigerian Army to the total welfare of all its personnel,” the statement read.