Troops recover heavy IEDs, rescue baby from Boko Haram

Troops of 7 Division
Troops of 7 Division of Nigerian Army

Following information provided by an arrested suspected Boko Haram terrorist, Lawan Abbai, troops on Operation LAFIYA DOLE on Thursday morning carried out mine and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) clearance at Gombori, along the troops main supply route.

The troops 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 that 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.

Army Spokesperson, Col Sani Usman said the  troops rescued 5 women and a baby from Boko Haram terrorists at the same general area.

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