Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole in a Joint Counter Insurgency Operation with Cameroonian Defence Forces and the Civilian Joint Task Force in the northern hinterlands of Borno State yesterday overran a Boko Haram hideout in Bukar Maryam and Abaganaram villages of Borno state in northeast, Nigeria.
A statement from Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, Deputy Director Public Relations, Theatre Command, Operation Lafiya Dole said, the gallant troops overpowered the insurgents, killing two of them and capturing 11 men after a fierce firefight during an operation to clear the surrounding villages of fleeing Boko Haram terrorists.
“The troops recovered two Multi Purpose Rocket Grenade Launcher ( Police Tear Gas Gun), one Rocket Propelled Gun Charger, two AK 47 rifle magazines with 20 rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition and one magazine vest.
“Other logistics materials, including three motorcycles, one power generating set, a tool box, a pair of camouflage, one military-type belt and one Boko Haram flag were also captured from the routed insurgents by the troops,” the statement said.
In a related development, Explosive Ordnance Disposal team (EOD) of Operation Lafiya Dole yesterday successfully uncovered three Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) planted by Boko Haram terrorists in Doro Naira village to wreak havoc on the community.
The vigilant troops made the discovery during a counter IED operation sweeping the general area of IEDs. The IEDs have been safely detonated by the EOD team.