Troops Arrest 6 Boko Haram Terrorists, Recover Several Weapons


Nigerian troops continued their clear out of Boko Haram hideouts in different parts of Borno State with successful arrests of suspected insurgents over the weekend.

According to a statement issued by army spokesperson, Sani Usman, soldiers from 22 Brigade Garrison, Army Headquarters Strike Group, AHQ SG, and members of the youth vigilante group, Civilian JTF, on a fighting patrol arrested the six insurgents at Boboshe, Garna, Kyare, Kadawu, Gineba and Ajiri on Sunday and recovered improvised explosive device making equipment.

Although the fighting patrol team found Boboshe village virtually empty, they, however, recovered 8 industrial gas cylinders and 5 regular gas cylinders at a Primary School being used for IED making and also recovered a Pickup vehicle.

“The patrol team captured 3 Boko Haram terrorists at Kadawu and recovered 4 motorcycles, 3 bicycles 1 solar panel and 2 liquid herbicides. At Garna, the troops also captured 3 and recovered 7 locally made guns from them.” the statement said.


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