Troops Recover Shilka, Gun Truck From Fleeing Boko Haram Terrorists

Army, Terrorists Clash In Rann, Borno StateTroops had an encounter with fleeing Boko Haram terrorists and recovered armoured fighting vehicle, trucks, arms and ammunition from the insurgents.

The recovery was made on Wednesday morning by troops of 25 Task Force Brigade, Seven Division of the Nigerian Army on Operation Lafiya Dole, during a clearance operation at Dulsa and Buk in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State.

The spokesman for the Army, Brigadier General Sani Usman, said in a statement that the soldiers neutralised a large number of the terrorists and wounded several others.

“At Dulsa this morning, the troops cleared the hideout of the terrorists during which they neutralised six Boko Haram terrorists, recovered one light machine gun, two rocket propelled grenade tubes and one extra anti-aircraft gun barrel.

“The troops also encountered Boko Haram terrorists’ camp at Buk where they were engaged by the terrorists.

“During the encounter, the troops neutralised a large number of the Boko Haram terrorists and wounded several others. They also made an unprecedented recovery.

“The items recovered include nine AK-47 rifles, three Fabrique Nationale rifles, two rocket propelled grenade bombs, one mortar tube, one Shilka, one gun truck mounted with anti-aircraft gun and two Hilux vehicles,” he siad.

General Usman, however, said that three soldiers paid the supreme price while five others were wounded in the action.

He added that one Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected vehicle belonging to the Brigade was badly damaged.

The Army spokesman said that the bodies of the late soldiers and those that sustained injuries have since been evacuated.

He also noted that the wounded soldiers are in stable condition.

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.


Troops Arrest Boko Haram Members, Rescue Their Captives

Boko HaramTroops of Sector 5, 27 Task Force Brigade, 3 Division, in conjunction the Civilian JTF from Maiduguri on Thursday June 17, arrested a suspected Boko Haram terrorist, Ibrahim Jagwal, aged 38 at Gishiwa Dabua area of Potiskum, Yobe State.

The suspected terrorist who turned out to be the Ameer of the Boko Haram Terrorists at Tumbin Gini, Abadam Local Government Area of Borno State, also led the team to  Garejin Audu in Potiskum, where another terror suspect, Audu Ahmadu, (alias Condemned) aged 45, was arrested same day.

The Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman, stated that preliminary investigation has confirmed that Audu Ahmadu is a Boko Haram engineer who specializes in repairs of automobiles for the terrorist group.

“It was further confirmed he was at the garage to repair two vehicles.  The vehicles were recovered by the team, while the suspects have been taken into custody for onward movement to Joint Interrogation Centre,” he said.

In a related development, troops of 156 Task Force Battalion, 29 Task Force Brigade carried out clearance patrol also on Thursday.

“The patrol team came in contact with Boko Haram terrorists near Abalam, South West of Alagarno forest. The team engaged the terrorists who fled due to superior fire power.

“The troops pursued them and discovered that they left behind seven men, 13 women and 27 children that were held hostage at Gemri village.

“The patrol team also recovered four Dane guns, three bows and five packs of arrows containing 114 arrows.

“The terrorists’ camp was destroyed while the rescued persons have been moved to Maiduguri Internally Displaced Persons Camp.”

Troops Kill Suspected Boko Haram Leader And Members

Boko Haram terrorists killed by militaryTroops of 25 Task Force Brigade have killed suspected Boko Haram leader and 12 members of the group terrorising communities around Sabon Gari and Damboa in Borno State, north-east Nigeria.

The troops are said to have conducted a fighting patrol along Damboa-Njaba-Bale road in Borno State where they took out three terrorists following a tip off.

According to a statement by military spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman, among those killed was the Boko Haram terrorists’ leader in Bulayaga.

The leader was notorious in terrorising Bale, Wass and Mufurundi villages, the statement read.

The troops recovered an AK-47 rifle with its magazine, 43 rounds of 7.62mm Special Ammunition, one Grinding Machine and five Dane Guns.

Other items recovered include seven Motorcycles, 21 bags of grains and two Boko Haram terrorists’ flags hoisted.

In a related development on Monday, troops of 7 Division Garrison on patrol at Mainari village in Mafa Local Government Area of Borno State had an encounter with Boko Haram terrorists, which led to the death of nine terrorists and recovery of weapons. Some of the weapons recovered are four AK-47 and one Pump Action Gun

The military said the patrol teams had continued to dominate the respective areas.

Troops Clear Nine Boko Haram Strongholds In Borno

Troops of 115 Task Force Battallion under 28 Task Force Brigade have, in a major boost, cleared nine more Boko Haram terrorists strongholds around Lassa axis of Borno State. 

A statement by a military spokesman, Colonel Tukur Gusau, said the troops cleared Lassa, Muthavo, Dagu Kumabza, Isge, Unworo Zangore, Kilekasa And Pumpum while on clearance operations between November 3 and 5.

During the offensive, four Boko Haram terrorists met their waterloo in the hands of gallant troops of the Nigerian Army.

Some of the terrorists fled, abandoning their weapons. The military spokesman said they left seven den guns.

In a related development on Thursday, Troops of 25 TF Bde, conducted another offensive operations along Korede axis in Damboa Local Government Area of the state.

In the operations, three motorcycles, suspected to be used during the last Sunday’s attack on Azir village, were recovered along with stolen food stuffs from the village.

Terrorists observation posts were destroyed in a high ground in Korede.

“While the fighting spirit of the troops remain very high, they have continued to dominate roads leading to Azir, Wajikoro, Damboa and Biu towns to deny Boko Haram Terrorists any possible freedom of activities in the area,” the statement added.