Boko Haram Adopts New Means of Identification

New Uniform

The Nigerian Army has alerted members of the public to a new form of identification used by members of Boko Haram.

This includes a new type of green uniforms and tying ropes around their necks and legs.

According to a statement issued on Tuesday by army spokesperson, Sani Usman, the discovery was made on Monday by troops of 22 Brigade Garrison and 3 Battalion who were on a fighting patrol to Gima village in Ngala Local Government Area of Borno State.

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“The patrol came in contact with some elements of the Boko Haram that started escaping in disarray on sighting the team.

“However, they were able to apprehend 2 terrorists in their new styled uniform of green colour and use of ropes on their legs and necks. This is a new development in the ongoing clearance operations of the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists in the north east,” the statement said.

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The troops recovered items including an Isuzu Canter lorry found concealed with grasses, five motorcycles and two bags of guniea corn. Others include three Dane guns, a solar panel, three bows and arrows.

The army added that the arrested insurgents were being interrogated with a view to providing useful information to aid in the clearance of remnants of the group.

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