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The Boko Haram terrorists, escaping the military onslaught, have devised ingenious ways of evading being apprehended by the advancing troops by hiding inside fox holes in parts of Borno state.
This was disclosed in a statement signed on Monday by the Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman.
Usman said that in compliance with the military high command’s directive which is to ensure that all villages and towns are cleared of remnants of the terrorists, troops of 22 Brigade Garrison in Operation Lafiya Dole, on May 1, 2016 cleared four villages of the Boko Haram hiding in the area.
According to him, the terrorists hibernating in Cinga, Mallum Maja, Bosuma and Murye villages, were armed with dangerous weapons and Dane guns, three machetes, a bow with arrows, six motor cycles used by the Boko Haram terrorists to ferry slaughtered cow meats to their hideouts were recovered and burnt.
He listed other items recovered to include a tricycle, four Tiger Generators and a solar panel.
“The troops also recovered 300 herds of cattle rustled by the Boko Haram terrorists from Fulani herdsmen and handed over to their rightful owners,” he stated.