Nigerian army said its troops of 3 Battalion, 22 Brigade of Operation Lafiya Dole have discovered Boko Haram bomb manufacturing factory in Ngala town, Borno state.
According to a statement by acting director army public relations, Colonel Sani Usman the troops recovered 20 gas cylinders of various sizes prepared and ready for explosive insertion, primers, gun powder, electric wires and tape recorders, amongst other items
The army spokesman lamented that despite imminent defeat, Boko Haram continued to attack innocent citizens, military and soft targets through vehicular and human borne Improvised Explosive Devices, IED.
Col. Usman stressed that in spite of ‎ongoing clearance of the remnants of the Boko Haram militants they are persistently hiding the IED manufacturing factories location.
Usman said: “however, that would be no more, thanks to the efficient intelligence and resilience of our troops. It was based on this that we got credible and timely information that made troops to swoop on one of such factories in Ngala town and destroyed it and killed some of the Boko Haram terrorists.”
Last Friday, the army said its troops discovered new Boko Haram strong base in Jadda village of Borno state.
Col Usman said in a statement that the discovery was made as troops have intensified efforts to clear the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists in various parts of the north east through various military operations on daily basis.
He said it is in line with this that troops of 7 Division Strike Group Team B attached to 22 Brigade embarked on combination of foot and mobile fighting patrols on daily basis to deny the Boko Haram terrorists freedom of action in their area of operations.
He said, “As rightly believed, a large number of them were discovered to have the terrorists group’s flags hoisted in their domains.
“The troops engaged the Boko Haram terrorists and killed 4 of them. The patrol team also made another startling discovery, a big pit where the Boko Haram terrorists used for dumping bodies of hapless victims of their nefarious activities to decompose.
“It was also discovered that the terrorists held lots of people as hostage in Jadda. The fighting patrol team also succeeded in freeing those held hostage and recovered an AK-47 rifle with registration number OF-4814, 30 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition, 12 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition, 14 Dane Guns, 1 motorcycle, 2 Solar panels and food storage facility. Other items include 120 litres of AGO and packs of Panadol.
Sadly, one of our soldiers suffered gunshot wound and was evacuated for further medical treatment. We are glad to state that he is in stable condition and responding to treatment.
Last Thursday, the troops embarked on such efforts in the general area of Bogoro, Duguno 1, Duguno 2 and 3. However, on reaching Mbaraka, they encountered some elements of the Boko Haram terrorists who engaged the patrol team in a gun battle.

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