Troops of the Nigerian Army, with support from Nigerian Air Force have captured and destroyed a major Improvised Explosive Device (IED) making factory of boko haram insurgents in Camp Zairo.
According to the Deputy Director Public Relations Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu of the Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE, the move was in continuation of “an offensive and clearance operation that has in the last four weeks led to severe depletion of Boko Haram terrorists and destruction of several of their enclaves in the fringes of Lake Chad and the Sambisa forest”.
Colonel Nwachukwu noted that “the gallant troops successfully engaged the insurgents, demobilized their vehicle borne IEDs and neutralized quite a number of the terrorists, as well as capturing the IED making factory”.
He said the troops have also recovered 88 Gas Cylinders, 1 Laptop computer, one 100m Ultra High Frequency Hand-held Radio (UHF HH Radio), 1 Motorola GP 180, Theodolite and 2 Global Positioning Systems (GPS). The troops also destroyed 22 Motorcycles, 18 Bicycles and provisions store.
“It is gratifying to note that buoyed by these unprecedented success, troops morale remain high and are unrelenting in ensuring the imminent and total clearance of the remaining Boko Haram terrorists,” Col. Nwachukwu explained.