Nigerian troops ‘discover’ pit used by Boko Haram to dump victims

Boko Haram

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.

Boko Haram pit. Photo credit: Nigerian Army
Boko Haram pit.
Photo credit: Nigerian Army

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.


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