Nigerian army ambushes Boko Haram logistics team, recovers explosive devices (photos)
- Men of the Nigerian army laid a successful ambush on members of the Boko Haram terrorists
- The operation took place along a route leading to the Alagarno forest and they recovered explosive devices
- The suspected terrorists were carrying food items and motorcycles to an undisclosed rendezvous
According to a Facebook post made by army spokesman, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, the Nigerian army scored a victory against the Boko Haram insurgents on Sunday, August 6, 2017.
Some of the troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE deployed at Forward Operation Base Mainok, at the in the early hours of Sunday laid ambush for suspected Boko Haram terrorists along a track route leading to Alagarno forest.
The terrorists were transporting logistics items to their colleagues via motorcycle, when the ambush team neutralized the two of them.
They also recovered their weapons, two motorcycles, Jerry cans and grounded guinea corn, which was to serve as food for the terrorists.
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He also said that troops of 151 Battalion, 21 Brigade Nigerian Army, on routine clearing of bushes to aid unhindered movement of troops discovered multiple Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), connected together laid on the shoulder of the road at a suspected terrorist ambush site along road Banki Junction-Bama.
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The troops successfully disconnected the devices and recovered them.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the Nigerian army appealed to religious, traditional and community leaders, and well-meaning Nigerians in the North-East, to dissuade their people from donating their daughters to Boko Haram for indoctrination and bombing missions.
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The army spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman explained in a statement on Saturday, August 5, that the appeal became necessary following revelations by some intercepted female bombers during interrogations.
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