Nigerian Army Continues Onslaught Against Boko Haram Terrorists

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The Nigerian Army said that its troops had continued to hunt for fleeing Boko Haram insurgents and increased onslaught against them in Borno and other parts of the North East.

The Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator, Col. Aminu Iliyasu, said this in a statement in Abuja.

Iliyasu said the troops of Sector 3 Operation Lafiya Dole had recovered additional four AK47 Riffles and one Rocket Propelled Gun (RPG) Tube, one 60mm Commando Mortar.

he also said that, the troops also recovered one abandoned Gun Truck and one Motorcycle belonging to the fleeing Boko Haram criminals.

He added that the troops deployed at Gubio successfully repelled a Boko Haram attack on their location and neutralised one of the terrorists and recoverd one AK47 Riffle, one magazine, one Very High Frequency (VHF) Radio, one mobile phone in addition to syringes/ample of injections. 

In another development, the troops of 231 Battalion arrested one Boko Haram criminal suspect named Baana Zakari also known as Okocha at Biu main Motor Park, who acts as informant in the area.

Furthermore, the troops of 231 Battalion in conjunction with of 331 Artillery Regiment and Vigilantes arrested another logistics supplier, Alhaji Lawan, also known as Caffenol at Maina Hari check point.

Iliyasu further disclosed that the Joint Tactical Team made a significant arrest of an Islamic State of West Africa Province logistics supplier and courier, Usman Yage, a Chadian who have link with top wanted Boko Haram/ISWAP commanders.

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