- Kills 2 terrorist, recover 2 children
By Senator Iroegbu
The Nigeria military has uncovered Boko Haram terrorists’ observer posts and a network of underground food storage facilities in Bama, Borno State.
The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), said in a statement on Sunday that the troops of 7 Division Strike Group Team B and 22 Task Force Brigade made the discovery on Saturday, when they conducted a simultaneous dawn raid on suspected terrorists hideouts at Biggoro, Warpaya and Aura, North of Kumshe in Bama Local Government Area (LGA).
Usman said that the essence of the operation was stop the reported criminal activities of remnants of Boko Haram hiding in the three villages.
This, he explained, became necessary as previous efforts were futile, adding that “the suspected terrorists kept coming in search for food, water and shelter”.
According to him, the surprised dawn attack yielded positive result as the troops discovered well concealed observation posts on trees in the villages constructed by the terrorists to give them early warning of troops movement or approach.
He said: “In addition, the troops found out that the observation posts through tree tops, were constructed in such a manner with chairs and ropes to pull up foods and other needs by the sentry without necessarily coming down the trees.”