Senator Iroegbu in Abuja
Nigerian troops have cleared a Boko Haram enclave in Borno State known as “Abuja Town”, and killed four of the terrorists in its ongoing Counter-Terrorism and Coun-Insurgency operations in parts of the North=East,.
The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman, disclosed this in a statement, saying the troops also recovered several items from the Boko Haram remnants.
He said the troops of 7 Division Strike Group Team B attached to 22 Brigade, made these gains on Friday, when they embarked on what he described as aggressive mobile fighting patrol in support of the ongoing offensive operations in Sambisa forest.
“This is in its bid to finally bring the terrorists’ insurgency to an end. In the process, the gallant troops have once again dealt heavy operational blow on the Boko Haram terrorists logistic cells,” he stated.
He said the troops invaded Yerwa and Kaluketu, where the Boko Haram terrorists kept rustled cows.
“The troops also attacked and cleared an enclave which they called “Abuja town” named after Nigeria’s capital city reflecting its significance and bustling life, as well as serving as their Logistics exchange point in the North East,” he added.
During the operation, Usman said, the troops killed four Boko Haram terrorists and recovered two AK-47 rifles with registration numbers 58010938 and 58008270 respectively.