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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.
“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.
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.