Nigerian Troops Arrest Notorious Boko Haram Terrorists, Buried Two Soldiers

Troops of 27 Task Force Brigade of the Nigeria Army deployed at Buni Gari have arrested another suspected Boko Haram terrorist, Isah Garba aged 20 years while on perimeter patrol on 25th June 2017.

Spokesperson of the Nigeria Army, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, said, a preliminary investigation was initially difficult as the suspect was found to be under influence of heavy dosage of drugs, but has since been stabilized and is making a useful statement.

Usman added that, Troops of 29 Task Force Brigade while on patrol on 28th June 2017, along Wajiro-Mallam Kuramti cattle route, discovered an IED planted by suspected Boko Haram terrorists. The EOD team safely removed and detonated.

“Also on the same day, at about 3.30pm, 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 reinforcement was immediately dispatched to mop up the general area.

“Items recovered include a 60mm Commando Mortar Bomb, 13 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition and 51 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition,” he added.

Usman further noted that, the remains of two gallant soldiers that paid the supreme price on Saturday 17th June 2017, 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.

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