Troops Capture 14 Terrorists, Gun Trucks In Chikun Gudu

troopsTroops of Eight Task Force Division, Nigerian Army, on clearance operations under the auspices of Operation LAFIYA DOLE in Northeast Nigeria had an encounter with Boko Haram terrorists at Chikun Gudu.

During the encounter in northern part of Borno State, the gallant troops neutralised quite a number of the terrorists, while others escaped with gunshot wounds.

According to a statement issued on Saturday by spokesman for the Army, Brigadier General Sani Usman, the troops also captured gun trucks, arms and ammunition, as well as 14 terrorists.

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“The troops captured two Toyota Gun trucks stolen from Niger Republic Defence Forces, two Toyota Hilux Gun trucks, one of which was taken by the Boko Haram terrorists from 153 Task Force Battalion location sometime back, a 25 HP Yamaha Outboard Engine, two solar panels and five empty Belts of Anti-Aircraft Guns ammunition links.

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“Others include one Gun bipod, 12 pairs of Boko Haram fighters’ uniform, five flags, 37 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition, 84 copies of Holy Quran and 270 books on Islamic literature.

“The troops also recovered and destroyed over 70 motorcycles used by the terrorists to launch attacks, three shops stocked with medical supplies, three other shops with provisions and three wooden boats.

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“They also recovered two Niger Republic Drivers’ Licenses, two mobile telephone handsets and two Wooden Slates,” the statement read.

The statement also revealed that four of soldiers were wounded and have been evacuated to a medical facility where they are receiving treatment.

Nigerian Troops Destroy 20 Boko Haram Camps In Borno

Niger Republic-troopsTroops of 5 Brigade Nigerian Army say that they have destroyed all Boko Haram camps and enclaves at the border towns of Kerenowa and Chikun Gudu, as well as their contiguous villages in Borno State.

The acting Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman made this revelation during the destruction.

He added that the troops discovered and destroyed over 20 well-fortified terrorist camps in the general area of Kerenowa.

According to Colonel Usman, the troops have also discovered that to evade aerial reconnaissance and bombardment, the terrorists have dug twin tunnels to conceal their facilities and routes in and out of the camp.

He added that among facilities discovered were training areas equipped with instructional and training materials that include wooden guns and others.

Troops Dislodge Boko Haram Terrorists From Kerenowa And Chikun Gudu

Boko HaramThe Nigerian Army says it has been making tremendous progress in continuation of troops’ efforts to defeat Boko Haram terrorists in the country.

The Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman, revealed that troops of 5 Brigade were able to comprehensively destroy all Boko Haram camps and enclaves at the border towns of Kerenowa and Chikun Gudu as well as their contiguous villages in Borno State.

According to a statement by Colonel Usman on Saturday, troops discovered and destroyed over 20 well-fortified terrorist camps in the general area of Kerenowa, including some at the gateway to Kerenoa, Gumada and Dogon Gida.

“In addition, the troops have also discovered that to evade aerial reconnaissance and bombardment, the terrorists have dug twin tunnels to conceal their facilities and routes in and out of the camp.

“Among facilities discovered were training areas equipped with instructional and training materials that include wooden guns, amongst others.

“The troops have also cleared Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) along the road linking Marte, New Marte and Kerenowa.Boko Haram

“It is apparent that the Boko Haram terrorists lacked the will to fight as they are in obvious disarray, abandoning their camps fleeing and leaving behind vehicles, solar panels used to power devices, food and other logistics, beddings, various IED making devices, cables and cords,” he revealed.

The Army maintained that the advancing troops’ morale remains high and they exude confidence and zeal to destroy all known Boko Haram camps along their axis of advance.

“We still reiterate our call for citizens to remain confident in the ability of our troops to eliminate all remaining vestiges of the terrorists before the year runs out in line with Presidential directives.

“Citizens are also requested to kindly provide useful and credible information to the military about any known terrorist or sympathisers,” concluded the statement.