The Nigerian Army on Wednesday night took the counter-insurgency operation in the Northeast a notch higher with the destruction of another set of 5 terrorist camps in Marte Local Government Area of Borno State.
Marte was one of the LGAs Governor Kashim Shettima claimed Boko Haram was still in control of some communities there but was debunked by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai.
However, during the confrontation to clear the camps, the army said its troops killed two Boko Haram terrorists, recovered two dane guns, one double barrel and 12 motorcycles abandoned by the fleeing terrorists.
A statement detailing the army operation, signed by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman said, “In efforts to continually dominate, recover territories and clear all Nigerian territory of Boko Haram vestiges, the advancing troops of 5 Brigade Task Group have today (yesterday) cleared 5 more terrorists camps at Hausari and Baranga in Marte Local Government Area of Borno State.
“The troops during and encounter with Boko Haram terrorists at the camps killed 2 terrorists and recovered 2 Dane guns and a Double Barrel gun, while 12 motorcycles abandoned by some fleeing terrorists were destroyed.
“In addition, a suspected female member of the terrorists group was captured and is currently undergoing interrogation.
“It will be recalled that troops of 5 Brigade had some time last month cleared and destroyed twenty terrorist’s camps at Kerenowa general area.
“In a related development, troops of 28 Task Force Brigade on patrol between Bitta –Yamteke in Borno State to block Boko Haram terrorists fleeing from Lagaran Fulani to enter Sambisa forest, discovered 2 planted Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and successfully detonated them”.
The statement further said, “We wish to state here that, while striving to stamp out terrorists from Nigerian territory, the troops remain committed to ensuring that they cleared and secure all known Boko Haram terrorists’ camps and enclaves so that no terrorist infiltrates and return to any of the recovered areas”.