The Nigerian army announced on Friday, the discovery of a “big” pit in Jadda, said to have been used for the dumping of bodies of people killed by the terror group.
The bodies were usually left in the pit to decompose, the army said in a statement.
The army, in the statement by its acting Director of Public Relations, Sani Usman, said the troops from 7 Division Strike Group Team B, attached to 22 Brigade, discovered the pit on Thursday after dislodging Boko Haram fighters in Jadda, said to be a stronghold of the terror group.
The troops freed people who were held hostage by Boko Haram, and recovered one AK-47 rifle with registration number OF-4814, 30 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition, 12 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition, 14 Dane Guns, one motorcycle, and two Solar panels, the army said.
Other items recovered included 120 litres of petrol and packs of Panadol.
Mr. Usman said the troops have intensified effort to clear the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists in various parts of the North East.
Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility
Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.
For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.
By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.
TEXT AD: To advertise here . Call Willie +2347088095401...