Boko Haram Hideout In Borno Raided, 3 Women Rescued & Bombs Apprehended

Troops from the Nigerian Army on Thursday January 3, 2019 raided a Boko Haram hideout in Gawa and Boskoro villages, Mafa local government area of Borno state.

They recovered 3 gas cylinders, 3 pieces of 36 hand grenade, 4 dane guns, and 26 rounds of anti-aircraft ammunition and a set of bow and arrows. They also rescued three women at Boskoro who were later handed over to the Internally Displaced Persons camp officials at Dikwa.

A statement by Army spokesperson, Brigadier General Sani Usman, said the operation was carried out by the troops in conjunction with members of the Civilian JTF. He said:

Based on credible intelligence, troops of 112 Task Force Battalion, 22 Brigade, Operation Lafiya Dole, along with some members of the Civilian JTF, today, Thursday 3rd January 2019, embarked on fighting patrol to suspected Boko Haram terrorists hideouts around Gawa and Boskoro villages, Mafa local government area of Borno state.

In the course of the patrol, the troops discovered and destroyed Boko Haram terrorists hideout.

They also neutralised 6 terrorists in the area. During the search on the hideout before destruction, the troops recovered three pieces of 36 hand grenade, four dane guns, and 26 rounds of anti-aircraft ammunition.

They also recovered 3 gas cylinders and a set of bow and arrows. The gallant patrol team also rescued three women at Boskoro who were later handed over to the Internally Displaced Persons camp officials at Dikwa.

Impressed by their performance, the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General BA Akinroluyo, commended the troops. The commendation was relayed to them by the Acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division and Commander Sector 1, Operation Lafiya Dole, Brigadier General Bulama Biu.

He further enjoined them to be more daring and clear any suspected Boko Haram terrorists hideout.

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