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Troops Mop Up Mine, Explosives In Borno

By Mustapha Abdul Salaam

BORNO, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following a tip-off, troops on Operation LAFIYA DOLE Thursday morning carried out mine and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) clearance at Gombori a location along the troops main supply route.

Acting Director Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman Friday in a statement indicated that the troops who were hinted by a Boko Haram terrorist suspect, identified as Lawan Abbai, located and recovered 2 heavy IEDs, buried in the ground by suspected remnants of Boko Haram terrorists.

“In the process of recovering the deadly IEDs, the troops intercepted 4 fleeing suspected Boko Haram terrorists that alleged were on their way to surrender to troops.

“On preliminary investigation, they were identified as confirmed Boko Haram terrorists’ members planting IEDs along troops routes by their arrested colleague, Lawan Abbai” the acting Army Spokesman added.

The troops Col. Usman pointed out rescued five women and a baby from Boko Haram terrorists at the same general area.

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