Military troops fighting Boko Haram terrorists in North-East Nigeria have rescued a baby and 5 women at Gombori area of Borno State.
The troops also intercepted four suspected Boko Haram terrorists and recovered two heavy Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs buried in the ground by the insurgents.
Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman said in a statement yesterday that feat was achieved following information provided by an arrested suspected Boko Haram terrorist, Lawan Abbai.
Col. Usman said consequent upon that, troops on Operation LAFIYA DOLE yesterday morning carried out mine and IEDs clearance at Gombori, which was along the troops main supply route.
“The troops located and recovered 2 heavy IEDs buried in the ground by suspected remnants of Boko Haram terrorists.
“In the process of recovering the deadly IEDs, the troops intercepted 4 fleeing suspected Boko Haram terrorists that alleged that were on their way to surrender to troops.
“On preliminary investigation, they were identified as confirmed Boko Haram terrorists members planting IEDs along troops routes by their arrested colleague, Lawan Abbai.
“Additionally, the troops rescued 5 women and a baby from Boko Haram terrorists at the same general area”, the army spokesman disclosed.

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