The fight against Boko Haram terrorists is continuing to maintain its momentum with the discovery and destruction of terrorists’ camps, weapons and equipment, while the terrorists have been fleeing, and abandoning their bases.
Troops were able to clear Boko Haram terrorists camps at Nwalemer, Mallemiri and Bale. Similarly in Gwoza axis, troops of 26 Task Force Brigade have also destroyed terrorists camps in Tripkwopta and Gidan Gachi yesterday. The troops however encountered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) buried along their route of advance near Balazalla Dure that partially affected one of the leading vehicles. They also encountered an abandoned truck loaded with IEDs at Uvole village, which was blown up.
Also, with close air support by the Nigerian Air Force, troops of 28 Task Force Brigade advancing along Bitta and Damboa axis cleared Boko Haram terrorists’ camps at Modupe 1, 2 and 3 and in the process rescued 61 persons abducted earlier and held captives by the Boko Haram terrorists. The rescued persons were mainly women and children and have since been evacuated. The troops also recovered 2 Dane guns in the area after an encounter with the terrorists at Langaran Fulani and also killed 4 terrorists, arrested one.
The public are hereby reassured that the Military remains committed to its obligation to Nigerians in the area of restoring peace and security in the North East.
Nigerians are hereby advised to go about their legitimate duties and show understanding for security checks and procedures put in place to frustrate the evil intents of the terrorists.