Posted by News Express | 30 April 2016 | 2,306 times
Nigerian troops on Thursday discovered a mass grave operated by Boko Haram terrorists in the Jadda area of Borno State, the Nigerian Army said yesterday.
Acting Director of Army Public Relations, said the discovery was made by advancing troops of 7 Division Strike Group Team B attached to 22 Brigade.
He said in a statement: “Yesterday Thursday, 28th April 2016, they embarked on such efforts in the general area of Bogoro, Duguno 1, Duguno 2 and 3. However, on reaching Mbaraka, they encountered some elements of the Boko Haram terrorists who engaged the patrol team in a gun battle.
“The troops rose to the occasion and successfully cleared the terrorists and proceeded to Jadda village which was suspected to be stronghold of the Boko Haram terrorists. As rightly believed, a large number of them were discovered to have the terrorists group’s flags hoisted in their domains.
“The troops engaged the Boko Haram terrorists and killed 4 of them. The patrol team also made another startling discovery, a big pit where the Boko Haram terrorists used for dumping bodies of hapless victims of their nefarious activities to decompose.
“It was also discovered that the terrorists held lots of people as hostage in Jadda. The fighting patrol team also succeeded in freeing those held hostage and recovered an AK-47 rifle with registration number OF-4814, 30 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition, 12 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition, 14 Dane Guns, 1 motorcycle, 2 Solar panels and food storage facility. Other items include 120 litres of AGO and packs of Panadol.
“Sadly, one of our soldiers suffered gunshot wound and was evacuated for further medical treatment. We are glad to state that he is in stable condition and responding to treatment.”
•Nigerian Army Photo shows the pit in Jadda, Borno, used as a mass grave by Boko Haram terrorists.
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