- Sani Usman, the director of army public relations, reportedly made the announcement on Thursday June 29 in Maiduguri
- Usman further said troops of 29 task force brigade also discovered improvised explosive device (IED) planted along a cattle route
The Nigerian Army has announced its troops of 27 task force brigade, deployed to Buni Gari in Borno, arrested a Boko Haram suspected terrorist.
The 20-year-old suspect was arrested by the soldiers on June 25 during perimeter patrol, according to Sani Usman, the director army public relations.
The Cable reports that while speaking in Maiduguri on Thursday, June 29, Usman said: “Preliminary investigation was initially difficult as he was found to be under influence of heavy dosage of dr*gs.
“However, he has since stabilised and making useful statement.”
Apart from this achievement, Usman said the troops of 29 task force brigade also discovered improvised explosive device (IED) planted by suspected terrorists along Wajiro-Mallam Kuramti cattle route.
“Troops of the 29 Task Force Brigade also discovered an IED planted by suspected Boko Haram terrorists while on patrol on June 28 along Wajiro-Mallam Kuramti cattle route.
“The team safely removed and detonated it,” he said.
He further noted: “On June 28, at about 3.30 p.m. troops of 151 Battalion of 21 Brigade on patrol to Mayanti Village were ambushed by suspected elements of Boko Haram terrorists.
“The troops successfully cleared the ambush by neutralizing some of the terrorists, while a re-enforcement 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.
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“On June 28 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 Islamic rites at the Gombe military ceremony.”
Earlier, NAIJ.com reported that a male Boko Haram bomber has again attacked the University of Maiduguri barely 48 hours after the tertiary institution was attacked by female bombers.
Sahara Reporters wrote that the bomber attempted to bomb another students' hostel at the university.
Watch this video of how the Nigerian Air Force recently pounded a base occupied by Boko Haram insurgents: