Troops of the 155 Task Force Battalion of the Nigerian Army on Thursday discovered and destroyed Improvised Explosive Device factory and cleared Boko Haram terrorists’ hideout in Wulwuta village, near Jere, Bama Local Government Area of Borno State.
The troops also killed nine of the terrorists while one soldier was wounded in action.
This is contained in a statement by the acting Director of Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, a colonel.
The statement said during the operations, the troops recovered one laptop, one solar panel, a pair of Nigerian military desert and woodland camouflage uniform each, as well as bandolier vest and six ready IEDs pressure plates.
Other recoveries include a loaded pistol with registration number D557954, three rounds of 7.65mm, 13 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunitions and combat boots, amongst others.
The soldiers also rescued 21 persons held captives by the terrorists, comprising eight men, four women and nine children, all of who were moved to the Brigade Headquarters for further care, screening and eventual hand over to the appropriate agencies.
“It is significant to state that the ever vigilant and professional troops noticed that the terrorists were determined to cause maximum casualty on them by stuffing two empty artillery shells and other cartridges with IED and batteries ready to explode,” the statement said.
“They were however safely detonated by the Explosive Ordinance Device (EOD) team attached to the unit.
“It is heart warming to state that the troops morale remains high and fighting efficiency is equally unprecedented.”
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