Senator Iroegbu in Abuja
The Nigerian military has uncovered that the Boko Haram terrorist fighters in the North-East have adopted new uniform and dressing codes with which they can identify themselves.
The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman, said in a statement on Tuesday that the troops of 22 Brigade Garrison and elements of 3 Battalion made the startling discovery of new means of terrorists identification when they went out on a long range fighting patrol on Monday to Gima village in Ngala Local Government Area (LGA) of Borno State.
Usman said that the patrol came in contact with some elements of the Boko Haram that started escaping in disarray on sighting the team.
However, he said, the troops were able to apprehend two of them in their new-styled uniform of green colour and use of ropes on their legs and necks.
“This is a new development in the ongoing clearance operations of the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists in the north east,” he stated.
The DAPR also stated that the patrol team recovered one Isuzu Canter lorry which found concealed with grasses, five motorcycles and two bags of guniea corn.
He listed other items recovered to include three Dane guns, a Solar panel, and three bows and arrows.