The Nigerian troops have intensified operations to clear the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists, a statement issued on Saturday, February 20 by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, reads:
Following the disruption of Boko Haram terrorists logistics chain and successful raids and ambushes, the 5 Brigade Quick Response Force (QRF) has further exploited beyond Kekeno-Mile 90-Gudumbali and blocked the terrorists’ logistics corridor.
During the operation, the Boko Haram terrorists suffered heavy casualties and some escaped with gunshot wounds. The troops recovered 13 motorcycles, 1,170 litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), stored in 39 jerry cans.
The troops also conducted fighting patrol to clear suspected terrorists settlement along Gawala village and west of Kukawa towards Gudumbali axis and blocked them from Kukawa but there was no contact with the terrorists.
Similarly, troops of 119 Task Force Battalion conducted fighting patrol to deny Boko Haram terrorists fishing activities around Lake Chad waters.
Troops of 157 Task Force Battalion arrested a suspected Boko Haram terrorists’ spy, Mallam Goni at Garin Giwa. The 55 year old suspect claimed he transports fish for the terrorists along Fish Dam and Cross Kauwa. He is currently being interrogated at the 7 Multinational Joint Task Force Brigade Garrison.
In a related development, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai has commended the troops in various formations and units fighting the Bolo Haram terrorists and expressed happiness with their recent recorded success in the fight against the Bolo Haram terrorists. He enjoined them to work harder to clear the visages of Boko Haram terrorists wherever they might be in the North East.