Troops clear Boko Haram terrorists’ hideout in Borno

Posted by News Express | 4 January 2019 | 1,630 times

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•Boko Haram hideout after being set ablaze by troops

Troops of 112 Task Force Battalion, 22 Brigade, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, along with some members of the Civilian (JTF), on Thursday embarked on fighting patrol to suspected Boko Haram terrorists’ hideouts around Gawa and Boskoro villages, Mafa Local Government Area of Borno State.

Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, said the operation was informed by “credible intelligence”, disclosing that in the course of the patrol, the troops discovered and destroyed Boko Haram terrorists’ hideout.

“They also neutralised 6 terrorists in the area. During the search on the hideout before destruction, the troops recovered 3 pieces of 36 Hand Grenade, 4 Dane Guns, and 26 rounds of Anti-Aircraft ammunition. They also recovered 3 Gas Cylinders and a set of Bow and Arrows. The gallant patrol team also rescued 3 women at Boskoro who were later handed over to the Internally Displaced Persons camp officials at Dikwa,” Usman said in statement yesterday afternoon.

“Impressed by their performance, the Theatre Commander, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Major General BA Akinroluyo commended the troops. The Commendation was relayed to them by the Acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division and Commander Sector 1, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Brigadier General Bulama Biu. He further enjoined them to be more daring and clear any suspected Boko Haram terrorists hideout,” the Army Spokesman further said.

Source: News Express

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