Troops of 7 Division Garrison, 112 Battalion and Army Headquarters Strike Group, yesterday killed many Boko Haram members and recovered their weapons while clearing the sect members camp in Kotokuma, Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno state.
A statement by the Acting spokesperson of the Nigerian Army, Col. Sani Usman, states that the terrorists camp was equipped with medical facility, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) factory, fuel dump, mechanical workshop, generators and several water points. The troops also destroyed 3 vehicles laden with IEDs meant for suicide bombings somewhere and killed 37 Boko Haram terrorists.
The troops also recovered 12 vehicles, 27 motorcycles, 9 AK-47 rifles, 2 Fabrique Nationale rifles, fabricated rocket bomb and a Sniper rifle. Other items recovered include 4 Dane Guns, solar panels and other household items. In addition to that, they also rescued 20 persons held hostage by the terrorists.
Unfortunately, 2 of our soldiers sustained gun shot wounds. The wounded soldiers have been evacuated to 7 Division Hospital where they are receiving medical care.