Sunday, May 21, 2017 8:41 am
The Nigerian Army said on Sunday that in the ongoing clearance operation around the fringes of Lake Chad, its troops of 8 Task Force Division have continued to hit the few remaining Boko Haram hideouts and the terrorists’ logistics holding.
Colonel Timothy Antigha Deputy Director, Public Relations 8 Task Force Division said in a statement on Sunday that in the last 72 hours, gallant troops operating in Chikun Gudu, Tumbuma Karami and Tumbuma Baba have neutralised 13 Boko Haram terrorists, while many others escaped with gunshot wounds.
He added that similarly, the troops recovered 3 AK 47 and 1 pump action rifles, assorted rifle magazines and 306 rounds of ammunition, tool box, deep freezer and a Toyota-gun truck.
In the same vein, troops destroyed 2 other Toyota Hilux vehicles, 1 Toyota truck, 2 Motorcycles and 6 bicycles.
He added that in a related development, troops of 242 Battalion, acting on a tip-off, rounded up 10 suspected Boko Haram smugglers. The suspects comprising 6 females and 4 males were arrested in Monguno and Nolwodo Malgori with an assorted house – hold items, foodstuff and 63, 060 Naira cash.
The Army public relations chief said the suspects are being profiled to determine the extent of their involvement in Boko Haram insurgency.