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.

Army Frees 567, Clears Boko Haram Purported Spiritual Headquarters

Boko HaramThe Nigerian Army has cleared Boko Haram terrorists from Alagarno, a Borno village notorious as their purported spiritual headquarters.

The conquest followed weeks of coordinated clearance operations between ground forces and the Nigerian Airforce in adjourning villages.

Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Lucky Irabor, said in a news conference in Maiduguri that 567 civilians held hostage were also freed and several weapons recovered.

The commander said troops in the theatre have been conducting clearing operations on a daily basis aimed at destroying the terrorists still staying in some local government areas and rescue people still in  captivity.

Troops of 81 task force battalion conducted preliminary operations in Boko Haram camps in Kumala, Dole, Kumasi and Moudire villages all around the fringes before launching into Alagarno.

The 27 Task Force Brigade, according to the General, also conducted series of operations leading to the recovery of an Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) snatched by the terrorists July last year.

The APC now unserviceable and partially burnt by fleeing insurgents was discovered near a riverbed in Bolgore and has since been moved to an unknown destination in Yobe State.

Irabor maintained that the purported online video clip in circulation showing a remorseful Boko Haram commander making a dying testimony does not have any influence on Operation Lafiya Dole as according to him “our gallant troops are determined to completely wipe out all terrorists from our country.”

The Theatre Command of Operation Lafiya Dole also sent out a warning to repentant Boko Haram members hoping to filter into liberated towns where locals are returning to reintegrate back into their communities.

He also warned returning locals against harbouring and giving criminals cover, while advising repentant terrorists to turn themselves in to security operatives.
“Report yourself to the security agencies and the process would be followed. The assurance I am giving to every one of them is that they would be humanely treated in accordance with the best practices which is a component of our rules of engagement.” Irabor said.

Kumshe, Kalabalge, Mainati, Yoyo and Kikinuwa are among villages listed by the theatre commander as successfully captured by home troops in conjunction with the Multinational Joint Task Force with little resistance from the weakened terrorists.

Army Kills 23 Boko Haram Members, Rescue 150 Hostages

Army-Troops-The Nigerian Army has disclosed that 23 Boko Haram terrorists have been killed, while 150 hostages rescued as Nigeria/Cameroon troops continue to clear out terrorists’ hideouts.

The Nigerian Army says that in line with the Chief of Army Staff’s directive for troops to maintain the momentum, troops of 7 Division carried out major operations against the Boko Haram terrorist’s locations in Talala and Kumshe axis of Borno State.

According to a statement issued by the acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman, during the joint operation between elements of 7 division and the Cameroonian forces along Banki-Kumshe axis, 20 Boko Haram terrorists were killed.

He also revealed that the troops destroyed 4 AK 47 rifles and captured a gun truck mounted with an anti-aircraft gun (AA gun) and 2 AK 47 rifles, as well as a 60mm mortar and a Dane gun.

Nigerian Troops Clear More Boko Haram Camps

Boko HaramThe Nigerian Army says that troops advancing to clear all known Boko Haram terrorists camps towards Banki, Kumshe axis and Bama axis have cleared four more camps.

The Acting Director of Information, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, revealed this in a statement on Monday.

He said that they were able to clear the terrorists camp at Bolungu 1 and 2, Bula Doye and Cheehi Dare and also secured a very important bridge linking the towns of Miyanti and Banki in Borno State.

“The gallant troops also rescued dozen of kidnapped women and children held captive by Boko Haram terrorists.

“The clearance by ground troops and aerial bombardments by the Nigerian Air Force continues till we reach the desired objective of defeating the terrorists,” he said.

The Defence Headquarters further confirmed this via their Twitter account.