12 Mar 2015

Nigerian troops dislodge Boko Haram terrorists from Lame-Burra Forest in Bauchi

Troops from 33 Brigade of the Nigerian Army on Wednesday concluded the dislodgement and clearing of Boko Haram terrorists from Lame-Burra forest, which traverses Ningi and Torro Local Government Areas of Bauchi State.

A statement signed by the acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, said during the operation, which started since last weekend, quite a number of terrorists were killed, and their weapons and equipment destroyed.

Usman said during the operation, a sizeable number of arms, ammunitions, food stuffs, Hilux vehicles, motorcycles and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) were recovered from the terrorists.

He said the recovery included three Hilux vehicles, 12 motorcycles, four AK-47 rifles, one Fabrique Nationale rifle, one small machine gun (SMG), one police teargas pistol, 36 primed IEDs, 56 rifles magazines, over 500 rounds of 7.62 millimeter ammunition, six jerry cans of groundnut and palm oil and several IED-making materials, amongst others.

He added that the forest had been a notorious hideout of the Boko Haram terrorists from where they organised raids, kidnappings and attacks on hapless and innocent citizens and security forces.

Usman said with the victory, the surrounding communities would enjoy increased peace and security in their respective areas.

Impressed by the professional manner in which this unprecedented feat was achieved, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Kenneth Minimah, commended the troops for a job well done.

Credit: ThisDay

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