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Boko Haram: How Army Uncovered Underground Food Stores

Posted: Apr 18, 2016 at 1:50 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

An underground food storage facility used by the terror group, Boko Haram, has been uncovered by Nigerian troops following a simultaneous dawn raid on the terrorists’ hideouts at Biggoro, Warpaya and Aura, north of Kumshe in Bama Local Government Area, Borno State.


According a statement issued  on Sunday by Col. Sani Usman, Acting Director, Army Public Relations, the raid was carried out on Saturday by troops of 7 Division Strike Group Team B and 22 Task Force Brigade.


“This became necessary as previous efforts were futile. The suspected terrorists kept coming in search for food, water and shelter,” he said, in refernce to activities of Boko Haram remnants who have been hiding in the villages.


The surprise dawn attack yielded positive result as the troops discovered concealed observation posts in trees in the villages constructed by the terrorists to give them early warning of troops movement or approach.


In addition, the troops found that the observation posts though treetops, were constructed in such a manner with chairs and ropes to pull up foods and other needs by the sentry without necessarily coming down the trees, the statement said.


To also save for the rainy day, the terrorists had underground food storage facilities where they stocked large quantities of foodstuff.


The troops killed two Boko Haram terrorists and also recovered three AK-47 rifles, magazines and ammunition. They also recovered two motorcycles from them. In addition, they rescued two children from the terrorists, the statement said.