Nigerian troops dislodge Boko Haram terrorists from Bauchi forest

The Nigerian military has achieved yet another feat, dislodging Boko Haram terrorists from Lame/Bura forest between Ningi and Torro Local Government Areas of  Bauchi State.

Sani Usman, Acting Director, Army Public Relations, in a statement Wednesday, said troops from 33 Brigade of the Nigerian Army cleared the area of terrorists in an operation which started last weekend.

Mr. Usman, a colonel, said, “Quite a number of terrorists were killed, their weapons and equipment destroyed. Similarly, a sizeable number of arms, ammunitions, food stuffs, Hilux vehicles, motorcycles and Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) were recovered by the troops.”

He said the troops also recovered three Hilux vehicles, 12 motorcycles, four AK-47 rifles, a Fabrique Nationale rifle, one Small Machine Gun (SMG), one Police Teargas pistol, 36 Primed IEDs, 56 rifles magazines and over 500 rounds of 7.62 milimetre ammunition.

Other items recovered are six jerrycans of groundnut and palm oil and several Improvised Explosive Device-making materials, amongst others.

The liberated area, he said, was an hideout and operating ground for the terrorists. 

This feat is an addition to the countless dislodging of the Boko Haram group from most of its havens in the North Eastern part of Nigeria in a six-week operation to flush the insurgents from the region.

Mr. Usman added that the Chief of Army Staff,  Kenneth Minimah, impressed by clearance of the Bauchi forest, commended the troops for a job well done. 

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