Nigerian troops on counter-terrorism operation in Borno State, Northeast Nigeria have captured two terrorists, according to a statement by the Army on Tuesday, July 6, 2021.
Onyema Nwachukwu, the Army Director of Public Relations, said in the statement that the troops also recovered a hand grenade and other logistics supplies being used by the terrorists during the clearance operation.
The Army spokesperson said the operation which was carried out on Saturday, July 3, 2021 had the troops of 195 Battalion, Sector 1 Operation HADIN KAI, and Civilian Joint Task Force on a clearance operation within the Muna general area of Borno State.
He stated that the joint operation led to the recovery of assorted items and utensils meant for Boko Haram terrorists replenishments.
“Items recovered from the BHT logistics suppliers include one hand grenade, one axe, one vehicle, five bicycles, two mobile phones (Tecno and Infinix) and some quantity of petroleum, oil and lubricant,” Nwachukwu said.
“The troops equally recovered large quantity of psychedelic and sex enhancement drugs, pesticides and insecticides, as well as food stuff, amongst others.”
According to him, the troops also destroyed several terrorist camps during the clearance operation, combing the entire area.
“During the operation, troops however came in contact with terrorists at Labe Village, who attempted fleeing but were swiftly intercepted by the troops.”
Faruk Yahaya, Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, also commended the alertness of the troops, urging them to sustain the aggressive posture of the operation, to ensure they clear terrorists’ enclaves and dominate the general area.
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