Abuja - Troops of 7 Division Nigerian Army have rescued 85 people,
comprising mostly women and children, and killed five suspected members of the
Boko Haram on the fringes of the Lake Chad.
Officer Commanding the Division, Brig. Gen. Victor Ezugwu,
led the decisive clearance operation into the remnants of Boko Haram strategic
hub town of Chukungudu.
Several of the terrorists are said to have run into the Lake
The troops recovered four rounds of rocket propelled grenade
(RPG) bombs, a double barrel gun, 349 packets containing various rounds of
ammunition, three magazines, a link belt of machine gun ammunition and an AK-47
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During the clearance operations, the troops discovered an
improvised explosive device (IED) making factory at Geram.
In the factory, they found several already primed suicide
They also discovered a well equipped motor vehicles and
motorcycles’ workshop and spare parts where house at Chukungudu.
The troops recovered 3 vehicles and several newly acquired
A soldier died during the encounter.
– CAJ News
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- CAJ News