… Jude Johnson
The troops of 8 Task Force Division, Nigerian Army in the ongoing clearance operations in the northern part of Borno State, have killed about 1e terrorists at the fringes of Lake Chad, North East Nigeria.
The Deputy Director of Army Public (DDAPR), 8 Task Force Division, Col. Timothy Antigha, in a statement on Sunday, said the troops have continued to hit the few remaining Boko Haram hideouts and what is left of their logistics holdings.
“In the last 72 hours, gallant troops operating in Chikun Gudu, Tumbuma Karami and Tumbuma Baba have neutralized 13 Boko Haram terrorists, while many others escaped with gunshot wounds,” Antigha stated.
Similarly, he said troops recovered 3 AK 47 and 1 pump action riffles, assorted riffle magazines and 306 rounds of ammunition, tool box, deep freezer and a Toyota gun truck. In the same vein, troops destroyed 2 other Toyota Hilux vehicles, 1 Toyota truck, 2 Motorcycles and 6 bicycles.
In a related development, he said the troops of 242 Battalion, acting on a tip off, rounded up 10 suspected Boko Haram smugglers.
“The suspects comprising 6 females and 4 males were arrested in Monguno and Nolwodo Malgori with assorted house – hold items, food stuff and 63, 060 Naira cash,” he said.
Antigha said the suspects are being profiled to determine the extent of their involvement in Boko Haram insurgency.