Troops of 33 Brigade Nigerian Army on Tuesday, March 11, 2015 concluded the dislodgement and clearing of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) from Lame/Burra forest, which traverse Ningi and Torro Local Government Areas of Bauchi State.
During the operation which started since last weekend, quite a number of terrorists were killed, their weapons and equipment destroyed. Similarly, a sizable number of arms, ammunition, foodstuffs, Hilux vehicles, motorcycles and Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) were recovered by the troops.
The recovery include 3 Hilux vehicles, 12 motorcycles, 4 AK-47 rifles, 1 Fabrique Nationale rifle, 1 Small Machine Gun (SMG), 1 Police Teargas pistol, 36 Primed IEDs, 56 rifles magazines, over 500 rounds of 7.62 millimeter ammunition, 6 jerrycans of groundnut and palm oil and several IEDmaking materials amongst others.
It will be recalled that the forest has been notorious hideout of the BHT from where they organize raids, kidnappings and attacks on hapless and innocent citizens and security forces. With this the surrounding communities would enjoy increased peace and security in their respective areas.
Impressed by the professional manner in which this unprecedented feat was achieved, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General KTJ MInimah, commended the troops for a job well done. You are kindly requested to disseminate this information to the public through your medium.