Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole and some Civilian JTF have discovered large cache of arms and ammunitions concealed by boko haram terrorists.
The patrol team made the discovery today on a clearance patrol to Borgozo-Alargano general area.
The patrol team also cleared remnants of boko haram terrorists that were dislodged from Alagarno forest hibernating at Kadari, Camp Abu Fatima and Gursum.
According to a statement by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, “the troops discovered large cache of arms and ammunitions that include: 36 boxes of .51mm calibre, 5 x 20 Lyra beefcake mixture of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition, large quantity of 7.62mm (Special), ammunition and one 81mm mortar tube. In addition, the troops recovered 1 Toyota Hilux, 1 Generator and several motorcycles.”
In a related development, troops of 7 Division Strike Group Team B and 22 Task Force Brigade have conducted a simultaneous dawn raid on suspected boko haram terrorists hideouts at Biggoro, Warpaya and Aura, North of Kumshe in Bama Local Government Area.
“the essence of the operation 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. The suspected terrorists kept coming in search for food, water and shelter.”
“The surprise 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,” he stated.
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Colonel Usman noted that “in addition the troops found out that the observation posts though tree tops, were constructed in such a 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.
He said the troops killed 2 boko haram terrorists and also recovered 3 AK-47 rifles, magazines and ammunitions. They also recovered 2 motorcycles from them. “In addition they rescued 2 children from the terrorists”.
The Nigerian Army appealed to all Nigerians and in particular, the good people of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States to continue to provide useful information to troops in order to facilitate the complete routing of the remnants of boko haram insurgents hiding in their localities.