- Nigerian troops have recorded a major feat in the battle against insurgents in the northeastern part of the country
- In a special raid carried out by some soldiers, many insurgents were neutralised
- The soldiers also arrested some experts manufacturing IEDs for the insurgents
The raid against insurgents in the northeastern part of Nigeria has yielded a positive result with the arrest of some manufacturers of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).
This success was revealed by the Nigerian Defence Headquarters in a statement obtained on Sunday, by Legit.ng.
In the statement signed by Brigadier General Benard Onyeuko, many members of the Boko Haram were also neutralised in the raid carried out by the troops of Operation Fire Ball.
The statement said in the operation carried out on November 11, troops of 151 Battalion deployed in Special Response Area Miyanti acted on credible intelligence and attacked the insurgents in their hideout in the general area of Ladantar Village.
"Expectedly, the gallant troops made contact with the terrorists and engaged them with an overwhelming fire power forcing the terrorists to withdraw in disarray."
The statement further added that the troops also chased and inflicted heavy casualties on some of the fleeing terrorists.
The statement added:
"In the aftermath of the decisive encounter, 2 Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists were neutralized and one terrorist Improvised Explosive Device (IED) expert was captured.
"Also, equipments captured includes: one Box of Service Tools, one Gas Cylinder suspected to be for making IED."
The statement added that troops of the Army Super Camp 19 Bitta, in another development, came under attack from an unconfirmed number of Boko Haram terrorists who attempted to infiltrate the heavily fortified camp.
"The eagle-eyed troops who were at high alert repelled the criminals with superior fire power forcing them to withdraw in disarray as blood stains littered along their escape paths."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reports that Ali Ndume, chairman of the Senate Committee on Army, has faulted the Nigerian government over its stand on the dreaded and destructive Boko Haram terrorists.
Specifically, Ndume faulted the Buhari-led administration for its policy of rehabilitating and reintegrating repentant Boko Haram members.
Going further, the outspoken lawmaker insisted that deradicalizing ex-Boko Haram members is a misplacement of priority.
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