Army recovers Boko Haram bombs, clears road of landmines

Posted by News Express | 5 August 2015 | 3,338 times

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Troops of 7 Division Nigerian Army during clearance and linking up operations have successfully recovered five Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) planted by Boko Haram terrorists on the road linking Gwoza and Yamteke in Borno State, north-eastern Nigeria.

“The explosives have since been defused and destroyed by the team of Nigerian Army Engineers,” said Colonel Tukur Ismail Gusau, Deputy Director Army Public Relations, 7 Division, Nigerian Army.

“Similarly, the troops conducting clearance operations in Dikwa area following routing out of terrorists in the area couple of days ago discovered a hideout in which weapons and equipment suspected to be used by the Boko Haram terrorists for construction of IEDs were hidden,” Colonel Gusau added.

He disclosed that the recovered items include 5 Drilling Machines, 1 Filing Machine, 2 Cutting Machine, 1 Disc Filing Machine, 52 Compact Discs, 9 Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPG) 7 Charges, 1 105mm Pack Howitzer, 1 BMG Tripod stand and 1 Cutting and Drilling Machine.

“It is instructive that the troops are more than ever ready to ensure that the Boko Haram Terrorists are flushed out and peace is restored by all means,” Col. Gusau said.

•Photo by Nigerian Army shows one of the Boko Haram vehicles recovered by Nigerian troops.

Source: News Express

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