The Nigerian Army has sustained it’s assault against members of the Boko Haram sect in some North Eastern States of the country.
A statement by Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col Sani SUsman said in sustaining the tempo of the offensive in clearing remnants of Boko Haram terrorists, troops of 81 Battalion and 251 Task Force Battalion of 25 Task Force Brigade, 7 Division had destroyed the terrorists spiritual power base at the Alagarno forest, Borno State.
According to him, troops of Army Headquarters Special Forces Team B, 7 Division Garrison, conducted fighting patrol in which they cleared Boko Haram terrorist’s hideout at Lawin Meleri, Matiri Bulaka and Aljeri villages.
During the operation, the military killed 5 Boko Haram terrorists and also rescued 63 persons held captives by the terrorists.
The troops recovered 1 Dane gun and 1 Light Machine Gun Bipod Stand and detonated 1 Improvised Explosive Device enroute.
On the Alagarno operation said, he said “The troops based on tip off, conducted a clearance operation around Alagarno forest general area, destroying terrorists camps at Mosa, Ariwuzumari and Kagalmari, as well as Missene, Joba, Yajiwa and Sansan.
“During the operations, the troops were able to clear all the camps, killing quite a number of terrorists and recovered Boko Haram terrorists flags hoisted on some premises, destroyed their logistics base and recovered 31 motorcycles, assorted foodstuffs, a donkey and a pick up van, AK-45 rifle with registration number 17714 and a Dane gun.
He also disclosed that Boko Haram terrorists fleeing the air and land bombardment of the Nigerian Airforce and troops of the Nigerian Army have met their waterloo as scores escaping from Sambisa forest were felled by the military.
Towards this end, troops of 21 Brigade Bama, under 7 Division area of operational responsibility, in a blocking position, have at the early hours of Friday, cleared escaping Boko Haram terrorists that came through Sabsawa axis of Sambisa forest.
The statement said, “The troops also recovered a Toyota Hilux, 2 AK-47 rifles with registration numbers 58006915 and KO 35839, as well as 37 rounds of 12.7mm metal linked ammunition.
“Unfortunately, one officer sustained injury during the encounter. He is however in a stable condition.”