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Spirits ‘high’ as troops sustain operations

29 February 2016, 08:30Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja - Troops' morale is high as they record success in clearance operations against Boko Haram terrorists in the Northeast, an army spokesperson said.

Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director of Army Public Relations, said the killing of the insurgents, including 37 slain in Kotokuma, Dikwa Local Government Area, inspired the uniformed forces.

“We wish to state here that buoyed with this unprecedented success, the troops morale is very high,” Usman said.

“We would like to assure the public that the troops would continue to do their best to clear all the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists wherever they may be to successfully bring to an end the menace of the terrorists.”

The army reported this past Saturday troops of 7 Division Garrison, 112 Battalion and Army Headquarters Strike Group, recorded success against the Boko Haram.

Also Read: Boko Haram no longer a serious threat to Nigeria, says Buhari

The troops cleared the terrorist’s camp which was reportedly equipped with medical facility, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) factory, fuel dump, mechanical workshop, generators and several water points.

The gallant troops destroyed three vehicles laden with IEDs meant for suicide bombings. Some 37 suspected Boko Haram terrorists were killed.

However, two soldiers sustained gun shot wounds.

The wounded soldiers have been evacuated to 7 Division Hospital where they are receiving medical care, said Usman. 

- CAJ News


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