Soldiers Uncover Boko Haram’s Underground Food Store

Boko Haram's underground food storage facility

The Nigerian Army says its troops have discovered underground storage facilities where Boko Haram stored large quantities of foodstuff in some Borno villages.

The discovery was made on Saturday as troops of the 7 Division Strike Group Team B and 22 Task Force Brigade raided suspected Boko Haram hideouts at Biggoro, Warpaya and Aura in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State.



    Also discovered in one of the villages were observation posts constructed by the insurgents atop trees to serve as early warning strategy in case of movements by the Nigerian troops.

    According to a statement by Sani Usman, the Director, Army Public Relations, the insurgents had also developed an ingenious system of keeping sentries in the observation posts atop the trees so that they did not have to come down for food.

    “In addition the troops found out that the observation posts though tree tops, were constructed in such a manner with chairs and ropes to pull up foods and other needs by the sentry without necessarily coming down the trees,” he stated.

    On the operation, the troops rescued two children and also killed two of the terrorists while they recovered items including three AK-47 rifles, magazines, ammunitions and two motorcycles from them.



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