•Repel terrorists’ attacks against Sambisa operation
•Rescue over 400 captives
By Senator Iroegbu
Troops of 156 Task Force Battalion, 29 Task Force Brigade, assisted by Civilian JTF, in the early hours of Wednesday, embarked on a long range patrol aimed at clearing remnants of Boko Haram at Ngula and Kukuruk villages in Alagarno general area, where they discovered and destroyed the terrorists’ administrative base.
The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman, said in a statement on Friday, that the troops during the operation, encountered and engaged surprised elements of Boko Haram terrorists in a gun battle, some of which escaped leaving trails of blood from gun shot injuries they sustained.
Usman said that the patrol team later made startling discovery in the area; they found out that it served as the Boko Haram terrorists’ administration and harbour area, Field Hospital and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) making factory.
He listed the items recovered by the troops at the base including; six Motorcycles, two Bicycles, four Machine Gun Mounts, Power Generating Set, three Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC) Tyres, 10 Bags of assorted foodstuff, four different Vehicles Radiators, a Wheel chair, two Clutches, Stretcher and 11 different Car batteries.
Other items recovered include three Gas Cylinders, two Stabiliser, a Welding Machine, three Motorcycle Batteries and four Gallons stuffed with grains.
He said the troops also recovered a Toyota Buffalo Engine, Toyota Hilux Engine, Blanket, Megaphone, Escola’s Box, four Motorcycle Wheels, a Grinding Machine, a vehicle gear box, damaged part of a Canter truck, military uniforms, an unserviceable laptop, two Wheel barrows and three Vehicle Jacks.
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