Defence Headquarters, DHQ, in Abuja, has confirmed that troops have successfully dislodged Boko Haram sect members from their camps in Alagarno Village in Borno State.
The DHQ said that Alagarno is the major haven of terrorists ahead of Sambisa Forest.
According to a statement issued yesterday by the Director of Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, a number of weapons and equipment were captured during the operation.
Olukolade’s statement reads: “Nigerian troops have this morning (yesterday) successfully completed a raid on all terrorist camps in Alagarno in Borno State. Alagarno is the major haven of terrorists ahead of Sambisa Forest.
“A number of weapons and equipment were captured during the operation. Items captured from the terrorists included Armoured vehicles, several arms and ammunition of various sizes and calibres, power generating sets, grenades and Improvised Explosives Devices, IEDs, bows and arrows, megaphones and rolls of copper cable which the terrorists used as one of the materials to make IEDs.
“Cordon and search as well as mop-up of the community is still on going to make the environment safe for displaced locals to return.
“Aside being one of the strongholds of terrorists in the state, Alagarno also provided routes used by the terrorists to neighbouring towns and countries. The thick forest in the area had made it a safe haven for the terrorists for a long time as the terrain was not easily accessible and it was endowed with natural hideouts from aerial bombardments.”


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