Nigerian troops of 115 Task Force Battalion under 28 Task Force Brigade in Borno State have cleared nine more terrorist strongholds around Lassa axis, the military said in a statement.
The statement issued on Friday in Maiduguri by Colonel Tukur Gusau, the Media Coordinator of Operation Lafiya Dole, who described the development as “a major boost”in the military’s ant-terrorism campaign, named the cleared insurgent camps as Lassa, Muthavo, Dagukumabza, Isge, Unworozangore, Kilekasa and Pumpum, Korede and Damboa.
According to the statement, gallant troops killed four Boko Haram terrorists, while some of the terrorists fled, abandoning their weapons during the successful offensive.
“In the operations, three motor cycles suspected to be used during Sunday’s attack on Azir village, were recovered along with stolen food stuffs from the village.
“Terrorists observation posts were destroyed in a high ground in Korede.
The statement added that Nigerian troops continued to dominate roads leading to Azir, Wajikoro, Damboa and Biu towns as a deliberate strategy to frustrate the insurgents from having the opportunity to carry out any terrorist activities there.