Nigerian troops overrun Boko Haram hideout again, 2 killed as IEDs are recovered

Nigerian troops overrun Boko Haram hideout again, 2 killed as IEDs are recovered

Troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole, in a joint-counter insurgency operation with Cameroonian Defence Forces and the Civilian Joint Task Force, on Thursday, May 18, over-ran a Boko Haram hideout in Bukar Maryam and Abaganaram villages of Borno state.

The villages, according to the Nigerian Army, are in the northern hinterlands of Borno state.

A statement by Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, the deputy director of public relations of the Theatre Command of Operation Lafiya Dole, said the gallant troops overpowered the insurgents, killing two of them and capturing 11 men after a fierce fire fight, during an operation to clear the surrounding villages of fleeing Boko Haram terrorists.

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Nigerian troops overrun Boko Haram hideout again, 2 killed as IEDs are recovered

Some of the items recovered. Credit: Nigerian Army

“The troops recovered two multi-purpose rocket grenade launcher (police tear gas gun), one rocket propelled gun charger, two AK 47 rifle magazines with 20 rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition and one magazine vest.

“Other logistics, including three motorcycles, one power generating set, a tool box, a pair of camouflage, one military-type belt and one Boko Haram flag were also captured from the routed insurgents by the troops,” the statement read.

Nigerian troops overrun Boko Haram hideout again, 2 killed as IEDs are recovered

A soldier recovering an IED planted by the Boko Haram terrorists. Credit : Nigerian Army

In another operation, the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team (EOD) of the Operation Lafiya Dole are said to have successfully uncovered three Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) planted by Boko Haram terrorists in Doro Naira village to wreak havoc on the community.

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“The vigilant troops made the discovery during a counter-IED operation sweeping the general area of IEDs. The IEDs have been safely detonated by the EOD team,” the statement said.

Legit.ng earlier reported that nn Monday, May 14, the Air Task Force commenced the conduct of Operation Thunder Strike.

It was gathered that the operation is an independent air interdiction by the NAF to attack selected Boko Haram terrorists locations in the northeast, which are currently inaccessible to own troops on account of the onset of the rainy season.

According to a statement sent to Legit.ng by the NAF spokesman, Air Vice Marshal Olatokumbo Adesanya, several targets have already been successfully acquired with encouraging results.

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