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Army makes breakthroughs in terror hotsposts

07 August 2015, 07:01Augustine Osayande

Abuja – The Nigerian troops have killed eight alleged Boko Haram terrorists in Yobe State.

Elsewhere, it unearthed an explosives-making factory during a combing and clearing exercise in and around Dikwa, Borno State. 

Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, disclosed the development.

“During the painstaking operation, the troops discovered pile of street lamps poles cut into pieces by Boko Haram terrorists which they use in making Improvised Explosives Devices,” Usman said.

The military spokesman added that the troops also recovered some animals and arrested one Mai Mustapha who supplies fuel and coordinates buying of food items for the terrorists Jakana village. 

In another development, during a cordon and search operation in Jakana village, the troops of 7 Division Garrison recovered 15 cows, 174 goats and a donkey from rustlers. 

Also Read: Boko Haram guns down 9 villagers in Yobe

"The troops at Jehu near Jakana, arrested Mai Mustapha a fuel supplier to Boko Haram terrorists and Madu who coordinates buying of food items from neighbouring villages for the terrorists,” Usman added.

He said the animals had since been handed over to their identified legitimate owners and the rustlers were apprehended and are currently undergoing investigation.

Usman also confirmed that Nigerian troops blocked elements that attacked Dumbuluwa village in Fika Local Government Area of Yobe State on Thursday morning and had an encounter with the terrorists.

It is where soldiers killed eight terrorists.

Two vigilantes’ members were wounded after an explosion. 

- CAJ News


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