In their continuous efforts of clearing the remnants of Boko Haram in various hideouts and enclaves, troops of 7 Brigade, 8 Task Force Division, have embarked on further clearance operations.
Yesterday, they cleared Boko Haram hideouts ahead of Gratte in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State.
During the clearance operation, the troops killed 7 Boko Haram terrorists including a notorious kingpin popularly known as the Albani of Monguno.
The troops also recovered 2 Vehicles, 7 motorcycles 1 AK-47 rifle, 2 Boko Haram terrorists hoisted flags, 3 vehicle tyres, 1 vulcanizing machine, 1 solar panel and bundles of chewing stick (Aswaki).
The terrorists believed that Aswaki has spiritual and medicinal values.
It is gratifying to report that the troops’ morale remains high as they dominate the general area with a robust fighting patrol in continuation with the clearance operations.
BOKO HARAM TERRORISTS FIGHTERS HAVE NEW UNIFORM
Troops of 22 Brigade Garrison and elements of 3 Battalion made a startling discovery:
Boko Haram terrorists now have new means of identification.
The troops went out on long range fighting patrol yesterday, Monday 25th April 2016, to Gima village in Ngala Local Government Area.
The patrol came in contact with some elements of the Boko Haram that started escaping in disarray on sighting the team.
However, they were able to apprehend 2 terrorists in their new styled uniform of green colour and use of ropes on their legs and necks.
This is a new development in the ongoing clearance operations of the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists in the north east.
In addition, the patrol team recovered 1 Isuzu Canter lorry which found concealed with grasses, 5 motorcycles and 2 bags of Guinea corn.
Other items recovered include 3 Dane guns, a Solar panel, 3 bows and arrows.
The arrested terrorists are currently being interrogated to further assist in the clearance operations.
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