|MILITARY STATEMENT: 5 Boko Haram terrorists and also rescued 63 persons held captives by the terrorists|
Troops of 81 Battalion and 251 Task Force Battalion of 25 Task Force Brigade, 7 Division Nigerian Army, on Friday demystified Boko Haram terrorists spiritual power base at the Alagarno forest in Borno State.
The troops based on tip off, conducted a clearance operation around Alagarno forest general area, destroying terrorists camps at Mosa, Ariwuzumari and Kagalmari, as well as Missene, Joba, Yajiwa and Sansan.
A statement from the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Col Sani Kukasheka said during the operations, the troops were able to clear all the camps, killing quite a number of terrorists and recovered Boko Haram terrorists flags hoisted on some premises, destroyed their logistics base and recovered 31 motorcycles, assorted foodstuffs, a donkey and a pick up van, AK-45 rifle with registration number 17714 and a Dane gun.
Other items recovered include 2 boxes of 7.62mm ammunition, 4 loaded magazines of AK-47 rifles and 2 magazines pack.
In another development, Special Forces Team B, 7 Division Garrison, early Friday morning conducted fighting patrol in which they cleared Boko Haram terrorists hideout at Lawin Meleri, Matiri Bulaka and Aljeri villages.
A statement signed by Col Sani Usman Kukasheka and made available to journalists in Maidugri revealed that during the operation, they killed 5 Boko Haram terrorists and also rescued 63 persons held captives by the terrorists.
The troops recovered 1 Dane gun and 1 Light Machine Gun Bipod Stand and detonated 1 Improvised Explosive Device enroute.
#Troops on clearance operations discovered BH terrorists IED making factories at Kumshe replete with some equipment. pic.twitter.com/6hdwBLaVx1— DEFENCE HQ NIGERIA (@DefenceInfoNG) March 3, 2016