Nigerian Troops In Borno State Capture Boko Haram’s 2nd-in-Command
The defence headquarters in a statement issued in Abuja by the Director of Defence Information, Brigadier General Chris Olukolade, disclosed that the Operational Assessment Team delegated by the Chief of Defence Staff, Admiral Ola Ibrahim, made the arrest when they visited the sambisa forest which the sect has made its sanctuary
Although the names of the arrested sect members were not revealed, the statement added that those arrested had provided useful intelligence for subsequent operations.
“The team was shown various weapons, including rockets and locally fabricated weapon accessories captured in the forest,” he said.
“Items recovered included a large number of Improvised Explosive Devices- making materials, laptops, mobile communication equipment used for shooting and posting online videos, as well as locally made rockets and rocket launchers.”
“Also, seized vehicles of different brands were shown to the team.
“Several vehicles destroyed by the terrorists as well as their tailoring equipment apparently used in producing fake uniforms were also shown to the team.’’
The defence spokesperson further noted that the said troops are on night and day patrols, to apprehend any terrorist who might be lurking around.
He added that, “The Chief of Defence Staff expressed satisfaction with the high level of successes so far recorded in the operation.
“He also thanked the troop for a job well-done, and urged members not rest on their oars, while assuring them of regular logistic support.”
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