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Operation Crackdown: Troops Kill Terrorists, Recover Suicide Vests, Weapons

Posted: May 9, 2016 at 3:35 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

 Col. Sani Usman, pokesman of the Nigerian Army, said that the Nigerian Army, 21 Brigade, has sustained the offensive against remnants of the Boko Haram terror group still hiding in Sambisa forest, Borno State.

In a statemnet released Monday morning, he said: “On Sunday, May 8, 2016, the troops cleared four villages in the terrorist enclave, which includes Bala Karege, Goske, Harda and the famous Markas 3”, he said.

“There was no encounter with the terrorists in all the villages as the Boko Haram terrorists abandoned their huts and ran away.

“Unfortunately, the troops ran into an ambush at Harda village, while advancing. The resilient troops successfully cleared the ambush without any casualty and proceeded with the operations.

“The formation recovered suicide vests and quite a number of high calibre weapons, which include one Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) bomb, 18 rounds of 23mm Shilka ammunition, one barrel of AK-47 rifle, one extra-barrel of General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG), three AK-47 rifle magazines, metal link of 12.7mm ammunition and a heavy-duty solar panel battery.


“The troops also recovered 10 vehicles and 50 motorcycles belonging to the fleeing terrorists. soldiers also recovered suicide vest from boko haram

“In a related development, Boko Haram terrorists from another part of Sambisa forest were reported to have taken advantage of the heavy downpour that occurred to move closer to the troops.

“However, the troops were very vigilant as they decisively and successfully dealt with the intruders. So far, two vehicles were recovered from Boko Haram terrorists and over 8 Boko Haram terrorists bodies were counted before nightfall.”boko2