Friday, 12 August 2016
Army nabs 5 Boko Haram IED, Landmine planting specialists
The suspects are said to have for too long plagued soldiers carrying out clearance operations in Gambori, Borno state.
The army made disclosure of the arrest through its spokesman, Col Sani Usman. Col Usman also said that five women and a child were rescued by the troops.
According to Usman, “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 two 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. “Additionally, the troops rescued 5 women and a baby from Boko Haram terrorists at the same general area.”