Troops Foil Boko Haram’s Plan, Clear Buried IEDs Along Banki Junction-Pulka Road

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By Sadiq Umar – The Nigerian Army, Sunday announced the clearance of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) buried by the fleeing Boko Haram terrorists along their way from Bama to Gwoza, Borno State.

The Army, in a statement by Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier Sani Kukasheka Usman, said two senior officers were on operational visit to troops of 26 Task Force Brigade for Operation LAFIYA DOLE currently engaged in operation DEEP PUNCH.

“The Chief of Administration (Army), Major General IM Alkali and the Acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division Nigerian Army, Brigadier General VO Ezugwu’s convoy encountered and cleared 4 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) buried by suspected elements of Boko Haram terrorists along their way from Bama to Gwoza at about 10.00am on Saturday 22nd April 2017.

“They encountered the 4 clustered IEDs buried at a crossing point along Banki Junction and Pulka road, about 6 kilometres to Firgi in Borno State,” Usman stated.

Adding: “The Explosive Ordinance Device team however, were able to quickly detect the deadly IEDs and safely extracted and detonated them.

“The two senior officers were on operational visit to troops of 26 Task Force Brigade deployed for Operation LAFIYA DOLE currently engaged in Operation DEEP PUNCH.

“The team among other places visited 121 Task Force Battalion Pulka,” Usman further stated.

 

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