Nigerian Troops, acting on information by an arrested suspected terrorist, Lawan Abbai, embarked on mine and Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs, clearance operations in Gombori that led to the discovery of IEDs buried in the ground by insurgents.
The operation was carried out along the troops’ main supply route in Borno State.
Abbai was arrested on Thursday by officials of the Operation Lafiya Dole in Borno State in a counter-terrorism operation in northeast Nigeria.
Army spokesman, Sani Usman, said in a statement that “The troops located and recovered two heavy IEDs buried in the ground by suspected remnants of the insurgents.
“In the process of recovering the deadly IEDs, the troops intercepted four fleeing suspected Boko Haram terrorists that claimed they were on their way to surrender to troops.
“On preliminary investigation, they were identified as confirmed Boko Haram terrorists planting IEDs along troops’ routes by their arrested colleague, Lawan Abbai.”
Sani added that the troops also rescued five women and a baby from the Boko Haram terrorists at the same general area.