Abuja – Nigerian troops have cleared explosives the Boko Haram insurgents had planted along the Gwoza-Yemtek road in Borno State.
The military said the development was a continued march of making the North-east region of the country free of insurgency and insurgents’ attacks.
Deputy Director, Army Public Relations Department, 7 Division, Nigerian Army Colonel Tukur Ismail Gusau, announced the breakthrough.
He said the troops recovered five bombs planted by members of Boko Haram on the road.
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“The explosives have since been defused and destroyed by the team of Nigerian Army Engineers,” Gusau said.
Gusau added that troops also conducted clearance operations in Dikwa area after routing out of terrorists in the area some days ago.
He said they discovered a hideout in which weapons and equipment suspected to be used by the Boko Haram terrorists for construction of explosive devices were hidden.
These include drilling machines, a filing machine, cutting machine, compact discs, rocket propelled grenades and chargers among others.
- CAJ News