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Troops Clear More Boko Haram Camps In Alargarno, Sambisa Forest


The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said troops in continued offensive operations have destroyed remaining terrorist camps and enclaves around Alargarno and Sambisa forest.
In a statement issued by its spokesman, Sani Usman, the Nigerian Army said troops of 81 Battalion and 251 Task Force Battalion patrol team, cleared Boko Haram camps located at Komala, Dole, Kumshi and Moadori around the fringes of Alagarno forest Tuesday.
The statement added that the troops killed two Boko Haram terrorists and captured 2 notorious terrorists; Mustapha Busuru (50 years old) and Usman Abubakar (56 years) at Dole village and brought down all Boko Haram terrorist flags hoisted in the village and destroyed them.
Usman, a colonel, further said the troops recovered 2 Toyota pick-up vans, 40 motorcycles, Improvised Explosives Making Devices (IEDs), stockpile of foodstuffs and fuel dump.
“The patrol team also recovered horses and donkeys used for transportation by the terrorists”, he added.
The Army spokesman also said in response to a distress call of an attack by Boko Haram terrorists on Kuda village along Butuku road, troops of 143 Battalion swung into action, unfortunately the terrorists fled after setting the village on fire – leading to the death of an elderly woman.
He explained that the escaped insurgents regrouped and attempted to cross through Magar Bridge but they were pre-empted by elements of the Battalion, who killed two terrorists and wounded several others.
“Sadly, 3 soldiers and 4 locals sustained injuries, while the troops recovered 1 Toyota Buffalo vehicle mounted with an Anti-Aircraft Gun with registration number 081375, one General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) with registration number 132042, a loaded G3 rifle magazine and 30 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunitions link”, the army statement said.