The troops of the Nigerian Army have raided one of the hideouts of the Boko Haram insurgents in Doksa, Biu Local Government Area of Borno State.
The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman said in an electronic mail on Sunday that the operation involved troops of the 231, 331 battalions and some elements of the Armed Forces Special Forces 3 Division.
Usman said that the troops killed two of the insurgents and captured another identified as Musa Abdulahi.
He stated also that the the troops also recovered two military uniforms, one General Purpose Gun, one AK 47 rifle and two Dane guns.
Also said to have to have been recovered during the operation were ’25 motorcycles, 30 bicycles and grinding machines, as well as large quantity of foodstuffs.’
He said that the troops discovered during the operation that the terrorists were also poisoning sources of water supply apart from burying IEDs in the operational area.
According to him, the troops encountered two of such devices and successfully removed them.
The Acting Army Spokesman said that the troops who according to him were in high spirit as they continued with the operation against the insurgents.
Usman stated also in another statement that the troops of the 122 Task Force Battalion and the 26 Task Force Battalion carried out a major operation that resulted in the clearance of Boko Haram camps in Dure, Sambisa Forest.
According to him, the camps were cleared in Dure 1, Dure 2, Jango Dibiye and others in the operational area.
Usman said that three soldiers were injured during the attack and were promptly evacuated for medical attention.
He said that several items including materials for making IEDs, grain storage facilities, two hand-held Motorola radios were destroyed while three of the insurgents were killed.
Usman quoted the General Officer Commanding the 7 Div. Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu, as having said Dure 1 and Dure 2 were strongholds of the Boko Haram in mainland of Sambisa.