Nigerian troops clear Boko Haram’s ‘hospital’, bomb factory, fuel dump — Army

The Nigerian Army on Saturday said its troops made “tremendous success” in the ongoing operations to clear the extremist Boko Haram sect from locations around the country’s North-East.

The spokesperson for the Army, Sani Usman, said in a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES that troops of the 7 Division Garrison, 112 Battalion and Army Headquarters Strike Group, recorded tremendous success in a clearance operations against terrorists at Kotokuma, Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno State.

“The troops cleared the terrorists camp which was equipped with medical facility, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) factory, fuel dump, mechanical workshop, generators and several water points,” Mr. Usman, a colonel, said.

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He added, “The gallant troops also destroyed three vehicles laden with IEDs meant for suicide bombings somewhere and killed 37 Boko Haram terrorists.

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“The troops also recovered 12 vehicles, 27 motorcycles, 9 AK-47 rifles, 2 Fabrique Nationale rifles, fabricated rocket bomb and a Sniper rifle. Other items recovered include 4 Dane Guns, solar panels and other household items. In addition to that, they also rescued 20 persons held hostage by the terrorists.

“Unfortunately, two of our soldiers sustained gun shot wounds. The wounded soldiers have been evacuated to 7 Division Hospital where they are receiving medical care.

“We wish to state here that buoyed by this unprecedented success, the troops morale is very high.

“We would like to assure the public that the troops would continue to do their best to clear all the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists wherever they may be to successfully bring to an end the menace of the terrorists.”

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  • ayobamiba

    Kudos to our gallant soldiers, shame to bokoharam and those who profited from their murderous activities. What this news just confirmed to citizens is that this APC government are not sincere with what they are telling citizens, buhari have said on record that boko haram are no longer holding any territory and that they are so degraded that they can’t carry out any organized onslaught. What had made Nigerians withholding their support from this government is her penchant to peddling falsehoods, lies and propaganda as her own instrument for governance. This government must learn how to call a spade a spade and seek help where they needed help instead of lying and peddling falsehoods to cover up their leadership failures and clueless leadership. A sincere government earns the confidence and trust of citizens effortlessly but a deceitful and lying government is always been held in contempt and suspicion. Buhari must do away with all this old liars surrounding his government like liar Mohammed and co and look for sincere and truthful citizens to help him out.bravo our gallant soldiers.

  • Arabakpura

    Very nice to hear; just that the number of terrorists killed so far has exceeded the number we were initially told! It’s all good though!

  • Patriotique

    #ThankASoldier God bless the Nigeria Armed Forces. Its all coming back to us – the lost glory and pride and respect. God Bless Nigeria.

  • westernrollings

    Honestly speaking. We are winning the war.

  • Otile

    Aboki Usman should say the truth for once. Why can’t aboki tell us that Boko boys received money in exchange for giving up some of their antiquated weapons? Imam Mohamed Buhari borrowed $2.1 billions from the World Bank and has been giving some to his Boko relatives to give us the impression that peace is breaking out. Imam Mohamed, al Taqiyya will kill you.

    • Sadiq Garba

      Otile are mistaking this government with that of Jonathan?
      If GEJ government is used to giving money to boko haram guys, this government knows only how to kill and destroy them and their camps.. May God bless General Buratai and his team. Operation Laiya Dole.

    • Gugurus Ekpa

      Otile,

      Are you diapers so soaked that it makes you babble?

  • favourtalk

    God bless our gallant soldier for the work done so far. Nigeria is now in the right track with the war against insecurity in the country