Army Kills 9 Boko Haram Members, Destroys Explosive Factory

The Nigerian Army has continued to record number of successes in the fight against insurgency in North Eastern part of the country.
This as the Army said troops of 155 Task Force Battalion, 21 Brigade, on operation Zaman Lafiya Dole Killed 9 members of the Boko Haram sect and destroyed an Improvised Explosive Device factory at Wulwuta village, ahead of Jere, in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State.
A statement by Army Spokesman, Col. Sani Usman said the troops on Thursday 31st March 2016 des‎troyed the factory and Boko Haram hide out during clearance operations in the general area.
“During the operation, the troops also killed 9 Boko Haram terrorists while one of our soldier was wounded in action”, Usman said.
Items recovered from the sect include, 1 laptop, 1 solar panel, a pair of Nigerian military desert and woodland camouflage uniform each, as well as bandolier vest and 6 ready IEDs pressure plates.
He said other recoveries include a loaded pistol with registration number D557954, 3 rounds of 7.65mm, 13 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunitions and combat boots, amongst others.
“The troops of 155 Task Force Battalion, 21 Brigade, Nigerian Army on Thursday 31st March 2016, once again met a huge success by killing nine suspected insurgents after rescuing 21 people held captive by the insurgents in Wulwuta village.
“The troops recovered 1 laptop, 1 solar panel, a pair of Nigerian military desert and woodland camouflage uniform each, as well as bandolier vest and 6 ready IEDs pressure plates. Other recoveries include a loaded pistol with registration number D557954, 3 rounds of 7.65mm, 13 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunitions and combat boots, amongst others.
“The gallant unit also rescued 21 persons held captives by the terrorists, comprising 8 men, 4 women and 9 children. They have been 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 2 empty artillery shells and other cartridges with IED and batteries ready to explode. They were however safely detonated by the Explosive Ordinance Device (EOD) team attached to the unit”, te Army Spokesman stated.

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