By Sadiq Umar – The Nigerian Army has discovered and clear mine and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) planted by the Boko Haram terrorists along its main supply route in Gombori, Borno State.
Troops have also arrested 4 fleeing terrorists and rescued 5 women and a baby from Boko Haram terrorists in the area.
A statement by Army Spokesman, Sani Kukasheka Usman, Friday in Abuja said preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested terrorists were responsible for planting IEDs along troops routes.
The statement said, “Following information provided by an arrested suspected Boko Haram terrorist, Lawan Abbai, troops on Operation LAFIYA DOLE yesterday morning carried out mine and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) clearance at Gombori which was along the troops main supply route.
“The troops located and recovered 2 heavy IEDs buried in the ground by suspected remnants of Boko Haram terrorists. In the process of recovering the deadly IEDs, the troops intercepted 4 fleeing suspected Boko Haram terrorists that alleged that 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. Additionally, the troops rescued 5 women and a baby from Boko Haram terrorists at the same general area.”