Gallant troops of the Nigerian Army in the counter-insurgency operation in the northeast have captured large weapons and ammunition from B’Haram and ISWAP terrorists during an aggressive offensive on the insurgents’ locations in Borno State.
Other items recovered include rubber slippers belonging to the terrorists, tyre tubes, walkie talkie, and camouflage scars.
The NA, in a statement posted on its Facebook page yesterday, said the weapons and other items were seized around Dikwa-Gamboru highway in Borno State.
The statement reads;
“Operation Desert Sanity records another success today 7 July 2022 as Troops Neutralized several B’Haram and iswap terrorists including top commanders during an aggressive clearance operation around Dikwa-Gamboru highway in Borno State. Several weapons and ammunition were captured.”
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Thousands of Boko Haram/ISWAP militants, including combatants, non-combatants, and foot soldiers, as well as their families, have continued to lay down their arms and accept peace in some sections of the North East where the war is fiercest.
Before they are rehabilitated, the Nigerian army and other stakeholders are expected to profile the surrendering fighters and their families. Boko Haram has been fighting in northeast Nigeria since 2009. Its attacks have spread to Niger, Chad, and Cameroon, eliciting a military response.
The group has also become splintered, with one faction pledging allegiance to ISIL (ISIS). According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Nigeria, more than 350,000 people have been killed and three million civilians have been displaced in the country’s more than a decade of fighting.
Source: The Nigerian Army.