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Boko Haram: Troops kill many terrorists, destroy bomb factory

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•Ambush, destroy Boko Haram logistics team
•2 soldiers killed m, 4 injured by IEDs
Ibrahim Uba

The Nigerian troops of Operation Lafiya Dole in have surprise offensive killed many Boko Haram terrorists including the logistic team and detroyed their bomb manufacturing facility in Borno State, North East of the country. 
The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Brig-Gen. Sani Usman, stated that on Saturday  August5, 2017, troops of 151 Battalion, 21 Brigade Nigerian Army, sprang an ambush on suspected Boko Haram terrorists along Miyanti-Banki Junction. 

Usman said th troops neutralized 12 Boko Haram terrorists and recovered 18 bicycles, 30 bags of flour, 1 bag of groundnut, 2 bags of salt, 2 baskets of kola nut and 5 torch lights. 

He listed other items recovered to include a carton of mixed juice sachets, 4 rolls of brocade material, 2 packets of sweet, 1 carton of washing soap, 5 packets of cold patch, 2 packet of Maggi cubes 2 pairs of bathroom slippers, 2 packets of yeasts, 4 packets of Vedan, 2 rolls of sewing thread, 4 kegs of herbicide, 14 packets of insecticide, 1 keg of groundnut oil, a bag of pepper and cash sum of Four Thousand Naira (N4,000.00).

Similarly, he said,  troops of 81 Task Force Battalion of 22 Brigade Nigerian Army, on Operation LAFIYA DOLE, on Saturday 5th August 2017, while on patrol cleared Boko Haram terrorists ambush along Dukje-Mada road near Gulumba Gana village. The troops neutralized quite a number of the terrorists’ ambush party and recovered weapons. 

“Unfortunately 2 soldiers lost their lives when their vehicle stepped on an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) buried along the road, while 4 others sustained injuries. The remains of the gallant soldiers that paid the supreme price and the wounded have been  evacuated to Maiduguri. 

“On the same day too,  troops of 22  Brigade Garrison Nigerian Army on patrol to Abdiri village, Dikwa Local Government Area, Borno State recovered 9 primed cylinders from the terrorists Improvised Explosive Devices making factory at the area. They destroyed the factory along with the materials,” he stated. 

Usman also said that on Sunday August 6, 2017, troops of 28 Task Force Brigade Nigerian Army also sprang an ambush against suspected Boko Haram terrorists at Kafin Hausa, Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State. 

He said the troops neutralized one Boko Haram terrorist and recovered an AK-47 rifle with registration number 02527 MTD and a magazine.

Troops Ambush, Neutralise Boko Haram Logistics Team

In the same vein, the Army Spokesperson said troops deployed at Forward Operation Base Mainok, at the early hours of Sunday 5th August 2017 laid ambush for suspected Boko Haram terrorists along a track route leading to Alagarno forest.

Usman said the terrorists were ferrying logistics items to their colleagues. 

According to him, “the ambush team neutralized 2 Boko Haram terrorists and recovered their weapons, 2 motorcycles, Jerry cans and grounded guinea corn”.

Similarly,  he said, troops of 151 Battalion, 21 Brigade Nigerian Army, on routine clearing of bushes to aid unhindered movement of troops discovered multiple Improvised  Explosive Devices (IEDs), connected together laid on the shoulder of the road at a suspected terrorist ambush site along road Banki Junction-Bama. 

He said the troops successfully disconnected and recovered them.

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