Troops of 25 Task Force Brigade, Nigerian Army on Friday achieved a rare feat in the fight against the Boko Haram terrorists in its area of operations as they uncovered another bomb making factory in Borno State, barely a month one was busted in Dikwa Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman who disclosed this in a statement said that the discovery was made during a cordon and search operations.
Usman said that the “Brigade during the operation at Sandia, Kokakowa and Nyaleri villages suspected to be Boko Haram enclaves discovered and destroyed another Improvised Explosives Device (IED) making factory at Miyati and Nyaleri villages, along Maiduguri-Bulabulin-Damboa road, in Damboa LGAs of Borno State, Nigeria”.
In addition, he said, three terrorists were arrested comprising an “Ameer”, a high contact and a foot soldier.
“Among items discovered apart from the IED making equipment, were a Peugeot pick up van, foodstuffs, 10-KVA Lister generator, gas cylinders, borehole, pumping machine, three bags of maize, one bag of millet and 13 empty AGO jerry cans, and nine bags of fertiliser,” he added
Usman said that the joint operation between the Brigade and Nigerian Air Force (NAF) who provided air cover and tracking, was part of the determined effort by the military to rout out terrorists in the general area and open more roads hitherto held by the terrorists for public usage.
According to him, it was also part of the renewed effort and vigour on the part of troops to meet up with the set dateline that had turned the tide and momentum of the battle against the Boko Haram terrorists.
“I am glad to say that the troops are in high morale and very excited with their accomplishment thus far,” he stated.
The DAPR also revealed that the troops had made substantial progress in an advance to reclaim and destroy terrorists held areas within Gamboru Ngala general area.