Troops arrest Boko Haram member, recovers and destroys IED

Troops arrest Boko Haram member, recovers and destroys IED

- Nigerian Army's operation Lafiya Dole is still making progress in the north-east

- The troops arrested a Boko Haram member in Buni Gari

- They also recovered and destroyed IED planted by the terrorists

Nigerian Army troops of 27 Task Force Brigade deployed at Buni Gari have arrested another suspected Boko Haram terrorist, Isah Garba aged 20 years while on perimeter patrol on Sunday, June 25.

Also, troops of 29 Task Force Brigade while on patrol on Wednesday, June 28, along Wajiro-Mallam Kuramti cattle route discovered an IED planted by suspected Boko Haram terrorists.

Troops arrest Boko Haram member, recovers and destroys IED

Troops combing one of the forests around the route in search of Boko Haram members and planted explosives

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The EOD team safely removed and detonated it, a statement by the director of Army relations, Brigadier-General SK Usman stated.

Also on the same day, troops of 151 Battalion of 21 Brigade on patrol to Mayanti village were ambushed by suspected elements of Boko Haram terrorists.

Troops arrest Boko Haram member, recovers and destroys IED

A soldier scans the area to check for any planted IED

The troops successfully cleared the ambush by neutralizing some of the terrorists, while a reinforcement was immediately dispatched to mop up the general area.

The team recovered a 60mm Commando Mortar Bomb, 13 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition and 51 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition.

Troops arrest Boko Haram member, recovers and destroys IED

A soldier uses his equipment to test for possible planted IED

On a sad note, the remains of two gallant soldiers that paid the supreme price on Saturday, June 17, along Damboa-Biu road in Borno state, 11NA/66/10788 Lance Corporal Auwal Halliru and 15NA/73/0188 Private Halilu Aliyu of 254 Task Force Battalion were buried according to Islamic religious rites at the Gombe military ceremony.

The soldiers died at last week’s ambush of a military-escorted convoy of travelers along Maiduguri-Damboa road.

Troops arrest Boko Haram member, recovers and destroys IED

Left: IEDs recovered, Right: The remains of the two fallen soldiers

READ ALSO: Joint security agents raid Kaduna home of former vice president Namadi Sambo

Watch a video report of the recently released Chibok girls by Boko Haram on NAIJ.com TV below:

Source: Naij.com

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