Troops of the 25 Task Force Brigade of the Nigerian Army on Friday discovered and destroyed an Improvised Explosives Device(IED) making factory in Borno State.
It is another feat achieved by military personnel combing Sandia, Kokakowa, Miyati and Nyaleri villages, along Maiduguri-Bulabulin-Damboa road, in Damboa Local Government Area in the north-east Nigerian for members of the Boko Haram sect terrorising the area.
According to the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, “three terrorists were arrested comprising an ‘Ameer’, a high contact and a foot soldier”.
He also stated that other items discovered from the suspects include a Peugeot pick-up van, foodstuffs,10-KVA Lister generator, gas cylinders, borehole pumping machine, three bags of maize, one bag of millet and 13 empty ago jerry-cans.
The joint operation between the brigade and Nigerian Air Force who provided air cover and tracking, was part of the determined effort by the military to rout out terrorists in the general area, and open more roads hitherto held by the terrorists for public usage.
It was also part of the renewed effort and vigour on the part of Nigerian troops to meet up with the set dateline that had turned the tide and momentum of the battle against the Boko haram terrorists.
Colonel Usman also expressed confidence that the troops were on high morale and very excited with their accomplishments.
In a related development, troops have made substantial progress in an advance to reclaim and destroy terrorists held areas within Gamboru Ngala general area.
Recently, the Nigerian Air Force Intercepted and destroyed two trailers suspected to be carrying logistics support to members of the Boko Haram sect.