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The Nigerian military has carried out mine and Improvised Explosive Devices’ (IEDs) clearance operations in different parts of Borno State.
The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman, said on Friday that following information provided by an arrested suspected Boko Haram terrorist, Lawan Abbai, troops on Operation Lafiya Dole on Thursday morning carried out mine clearance at Gombori which was along the troops’ main supply route.
He said that the troops located and recovered two heavy IEDs buried in the ground by suspected remnants of Boko Haram terrorists.
He said: “In the process of recovering the deadly IEDs, the troops intercepted four fleeing suspected Boko Haram terrorists whom he alleged were on their way to surrender to troops.
“On preliminary investigation, they were identified as confirmed Boko Haram terrorists members planting IEDs along troops routes by their arrested colleague, Lawan Abbai,” he said.
The Army spokesman also disclosed that the troops rescued five women and a baby from Boko Haram terrorists at the same general area.
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