Abuja - Troops have announced the recapture
of Banki town, an economic and strategic town in Borno State.
Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani
Kukasheka Usman, confirmed the breakthrough.
He said the gallant troops had completed exploiting
through the town and terrorists’ famous Islamic School (Boko Haram Islamiyah)
Usman added that the soldiers had destroyed seven Boko
Haram camps and successfully detonated seven Improvised Explosive Devices
“The troops have succeeded in discovering and detonating
13 IEDs between Darel Jamal and Banki,” Usman added.
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He said during the encounter to recapture the town,
several Boko Haram terrorists were killed and several others were captured
alive between Banki junction and Ngorosoye.
The Army spokesman said the recapture of the strategic town was facilitated by
concerted efforts of the Nigerian Air Force and close liaison with the
Banki town is noted for major economic and trading
activities between Nigeria, Cameroon and Central African countries.
“The recapturing of this town, apart from restoring
Nigeria’s territory law, would improve the economic activities in that area,”
Usman said. - CAJ News
- CAJ News